I broke up with Jen yesterday

it was a little wierd,
how do you break up
with someone you weren't dating

girl+boy is hard
for the orthodox
can't be alone
and it's looked down upon
and talked about
despite lashon hora

so there are barriers to friendship
making meetings stilted and difficult
filled with a heretofor non-existant tension

but I don't look upon
our evolution
as an evil
as an ending
by making friendship
less about physical presence
more about cerebral connection
"philia" distilled to its basic component
In a way I'm excited