I am broken-hearted to learn of the loss of one of the metaverse's poetical stars, Serene Bechir. It was Serene who inspired me and encouraged me to start writing again after years away from the craft and it was Serene who showed me how a virtual girl can make a real life from her poems. I am so glad that her voice can be heard still on YouTube and elsewhere. She was well-known for her improve poems. The video above is from 2011. I did not make the video and was not present for the performance. I am so glad it can be seen now, after she is lost.