A R T I S T S ' S T U D I O Does my emotional state warrant a text to my ex? She thought She thought of 2:51 in the morning of February 17th Some years ago when he informed her They should no longer be together “Always support u” looking back at her through her screen Picking up her phone and typing his name hurt So was realising the last text only got a single grey tick It was 3:25 already by the time she stopped deciding She thought of school. The 8:30 lessons, running across the campus Signing in to class in time before grabbing breakfast Under the pretence of being excused for “personal reasons” for a while Now she was trained to recluse behind a black screen of names Her only interaction with people Maybe it was the disguise to shield herself from being weird Desperate and alone IT Magazine / June Issue 31