Modern Day

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The cold air chills me down to my bones

My lack of clothing is ‘cause it’s fashionable

Looking down at my phone

I’m trying to seem nonchalant, but desirable



This world that I live in is so fake

So artificial.

What’s it going to take?

An atom bomb?

For christ’s sake,

I hope not.

I think that’s what scattered our minds in the first place.



I like you, you like me too

Here, let me text it to you

Because confrontation is too scary

You need my help?

Post it on the instagram-y

I’ll double tap it, maybe even comment



There’s no comfort in technology

It’s a cold, stiff solace



I want you to know me

I want you to see the beauty of real things

I want you to leap off that pedestal you stand on

You’ve been living in the clouds for too long



I feel like I’m always cooped up inside

It’s “fine,” society tells me to never mind



Do your homework

Inside

Get good grades

Inside

Seem Perfect

Inside

Be Yourself

Inside



Don’t place a limit on me.

My ancestors came to America to be free

Not thrown to have their children’s children thrown into another system that doesn’t work

I don’t have the answer

You don’t either

But we both know something’s wrong

And nobody will admit it

Because nowadays, people are too scared to deal with shit.

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