Stress Response

Whilst feeling like the Albatross

In the middle of a crowded room

The stress response

Is evoked

Bringing forward

An augmented reality


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



And then retreat

To contemplate

The inescapable emotional burden

That impedes

Social progress