Longlisted Poem 2013

Aziza Abdulle

Bristol Grammar School, Bristol

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A few pixels appear vividly distinct like boxes piled in intentional disarray,
Assortments of obscured colour appear hazy, as though those few moments post sleep continue
infinitely,
Tears frozen on a pale cheek leave the viewer beguiled,
A large face covers the screen, eyes undeterminable and hard,
A frozen family, all with seemingly welcoming smiles.

Modern advancements give physical clarity where emotional clarity is more in demand.

A frozen family, all with seemingly welcoming smiles,
A large face covers the screen, eyes undeterminable and hard,
Tears frozen on a pale check leave the viewer beguiled,
Assortments of obscured colour appear hazy as though those few moments post sleep continue
infinitely,
A few pixels appear vividly distinct like boxes piled in intentional disarray.

Modern advancements’ failure to overcome Nature’s true command.
© Aziza Abdulle