Illusions

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Illusions

By Afrodity Giannakis

Neon lights

selling lies

of excitement

and ultimate satisfaction.

Consumption

of synthetic food

flamboyant dresses

and the system's rotten relationships

artfully wrapped

in flashy screens

and the glamour of Cosmopolitan.

Feeding junk ideas for profit.

How will you feel

when you realise

that your illusions don't really serve you?

Who will you blame?

Chances are

you'll be too dazzled

by the all-powerful glitter

to see its creators behind it.

Chances are

you'll blame those

they have always meant you to blame.

Not themselves,

the ones who pull the strings.

But those on the other end,

where you are too.