Poetry

Pixels

Written by Stephanie Kleanthous

Illustration by Shazmeen Khalid

Changing the arranging of death,

Warping souls into hand-held devices,

Advices are priceless methods of breath,

As you take your last step the next suffices

As a hologram.

No more residing by pits in the land,

Re-brand how we see our lost loved ones,

Using buttons we click to hand,

Maybe not the same liver and lungs

But tongues of wisdom exclaim.

Frame a fresh narrative on systems,

Death by a diseased brain harvests

Among fistfuls of pistols

Regardless, goodbyes won’t be the hardest,

Once they’ll be with you in pixels.

Currently, Stephanie is completing an English Literature degree whilst working full time in hospitality. She enjoys writing poetry, scripts and short stories as well as discussing issues related to mental health, underrepresented voices and feminism. She had an article published in Sunday Girl Magazine Issue 07.

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