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Finding Out Your Mom's Dead via Facebook ):

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I can only imagine the emoticons she felt
when she looked at her iPhone
found out she was too late
by her sister’s fucking status update:

In the words of the best mother & person I ever knew "Live love laugh!" RIP Mommy. Heaven got another angel...hope they r ready 4 her!! XoXoXo

She told me she’d seen that
on the way to the hospital,
before she got a phone call,
before she got the mass text
from her sister’s fiancé
seconds after Angie’s last breath.

I mean, OMG, how could they
treat that so casually?
Alert the social network
before their own family?
Poke empathy
from Facebook friends,
like comments of sympathy
posted on their walls
like a popularity contest
obituary? Seriously?
I am so not LOLing. IDK what’s next.
Upload her hospital room
on YouTube? Hope her passing goes
viral up there with Sneezing Panda
and Antoine Dodson?
WTF.

I listened to her vent
about her forever-dead mother,
about her sister’s lack of tact,
tried my best to console her,
but you can only do so much
on chat. 

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Frickin' hilarious! Love it! Thanks for the laugh!

wickedwahine_69
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Great commentary and loved how you ran with this idea...even in the title.

grunfruaorshell
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Haha, pretty rad poem. Brings to light a lot of the absurdity of how connected we all are nowadays.

TTOMO
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funny stuff

Soi-Disant, The Blue Roof

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Thanks, guys!

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