Exceeding Humanity This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

September 27, 2010
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Spreading like a virus
along highways supported by
Bandwidths invisible to the eye,
we speak in tongues of
Text.
Emotions and voice snuffed
by binary and blogs;
it's painless this way.

Why have a heart-to-heart –
feel the warmth of another!
When a quick click
And a detached screen is much more
clean
Conversations remain cordial when
circuitry's the middle man, and
You're not accountable for your actions
when an icon is the perfect
poker face.

a smilie in place of a
kiss; iluvu a surrogate for
an outdated phrase.

We think we're closer
than ever, in an age
where verbal static is
Obsolete.
But our souls are short-circuiting,
Embalmed in the plastic of
Cells,
Computers,
TVs.
Yet we'll surge on,
Embrace a future shot through with
Wire, and artificial anything …
so long as it powers
our digital dependency.
by Caitlin Andrews, Gilford, NH

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.






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marinashutup This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Oct. 6, 2010 at 10:17 pm
I really like this! I love how you relayed the underlying message of how digital communication is crippling us. Well done!
 
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