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i am terrified
of the eternal silence of these infinite spaces
i google you 
14th-Oct-2009 03:15 am
I Google you
late at night when I don't know what to do
I find photos
you've forgotten
you were in
put up by your friends

I Google you
when the day is done and everything is through
I read your journal
that you kept
that month in France
I've watched you dance

And I'm pleased your name is practically unique
it's only you and
a would-be PhD in Chesapeake
who writes papers on
the structure of the sun
I've read each one

I know that I
should let you fade
but there's that box
and there's your name
somehow it never makes the pain
grow less or fade or disappear
I think that I should save my soul and
I should crawl back in my hole
But it's too easy just to fold
and type your name again
I fear
I google you
Whenever I'm alone and feeling blue
And each scrap of information
That I gather
says you've found somebody new
And it really shouldn't matter
ought to blow up my computer
but instead….
I Google you

Neil Gaiman, written for Amanda Palmer
14th-Oct-2009 03:56 am (UTC)
zomg an update!!!!! typing this on a mac in school library
14th-Oct-2009 12:59 pm (UTC)
Bah, I am so rusty in lit that I fail to see much in this poem. Only that I giggle every time "I Google you" pops up. Like, who says that?
14th-Oct-2009 01:03 pm (UTC)
Hahaha Gaiman wrote this song for his girlfriend Amanda Palmer, of the Dresden Dolls! She sang and recorded it! By the way, tickets for the Neil Gaiman comics panel is open again! Saturday 3pm the queue opens.
14th-Oct-2009 01:06 pm (UTC)
Heh dudette I have chinese tuition. At 3pm. Uber important now that A Levels are coming, ugh.

Also, meh? Doesn't Neil Gaiman have a daughter?
14th-Oct-2009 01:32 pm (UTC)
Okay then. Wondering if I should queue again

Three children, Holly Maddy and Mike, but divorced methinks
14th-Oct-2009 01:34 pm (UTC)
Hahaha I really thought he just had one. Oops. Bad Gaiman fan. Ohwells.
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