Day 9-Poet’s Billow challenge: Clothed and Lonely

Today’s challenge asks that we write a poem which has a title that includes a physical adjective,conjunction and mental or emotional adjective. An added challenge was to have assonance in the two key words of the title. So here we go and enjoy:

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A modern condition

an epidemic plague

despite all their clothes

in love they are naked


Platinum rings

warm fur coats

layered smiles

still leave them cold


The warm body

next to you

is somewhere else-

promise broken,


Unto virtual worlds do we part!