From his perch on the chatroom wall
the fly absorbs with detachment,
the electronic exaggerations
that resonate in virtual bliss.
Naivete eclipsed by blatant egomania.
The feat, pairing off destiny's soul mates.
Role play fans fragile psyche info an inferno.
Oceans of nonsense cover desert minds in deceit.
The pulsating glow from the screen
anesthetizes reason and wit,
as the vortex of fantasy draws
its victims in like a bug zapper.
Inevitably reality bursts the bubble
as rationality exposes the folderol
that fixes 'altraNet'
addicts of escape
and returns them to mundane existence.