close up of black backlit computer keyboard features delete, backspace and print screen keys

Edit contact: Jen
Yes No

36 years old,
I can’t believe you are gone.

I found your obituary on the Internet
after googling to see what you were up to,
not having been in touch for a while.

Edit contact: Mum
Yes No

Five years
And I still can’t do it.

Do I need these black holes to go to
as if you are somehow still alive?

Hit delete and shut it down.

EDITOR’S NOTE: This poem was selected from entries submitted to our Creative Challenge Series #33: Last Sentences, which required that the last sentence in the text must be used as given.