Stress Response

Whilst feeling like the Albatross

In the middle of a crowded room

The stress response

Is evoked

Bringing forward

An augmented reality

Where

The perception of what is in view

Becomes a gamers conquest

An alternate reality

Accentuating sensory input

Intensifying the digitally elaborate features

Creating feelings of

Trepidation

Compulsion

And then retreat

To contemplate

The inescapable emotional burden

That impedes

Social progress