HighEntropy

India

concerned deeply about climate change
fan of myths and superheroes

love to vent, love reading vent pieces <3

get my stuff banned more times than I'd like :'(

Message from Writer

"I'm running away from my responsibilities
and it feels good."
- Michael Scott

questioning the system and then feeling helpless is a feature of the the teenage condition. so, apologies :)

Ava

June 7, 2021

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my sister Ava
she's five years old
she does a lot of things
and she can do so much more
her activities are her speciality
they're her charm
but when staring at pixels
she falls into a trance
she watches a bunch of white girls
the same I used to watch
they make a bunch of useless stuff
but they're colourful and pop

oh look! she's crying
I ask her why
"they took away the ipad"
she replies with a sigh
she doesn't even smile
it seems like she's at gunpoint
almost like a compulsion
for an hour and half, without any point

she'll watch videos with creepy graphics
and repetitive music that haunts my sleep
and if she's too sad to see the routine end
she'll watch it on repeat

I worry for Ava
as she stares at her screen
with no awareness of her surroundings
she doesn't glow or gleam
and maybe I should to take
the charm-sucking robot out of her hands
whose advice she prefers over mine
but she just won't understand
she'd just keep crying 
for the robot she loves
and i'll have to do something
to put up with her

so i let it be
i let it be
i let the blood sucking
monotony forming
robot stay in her hands

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  • Jasmin khawar

    That's heartbreaking and true. I love the way you wrote it, i love how it warns us about the "robot" that's always in our hands. Great job!
    Also, welcome to write the world. It seems like you just joined, never saw you on here before :)


    4 months ago