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Friday, May 27, 2022


All articles featured in The Beet are creative, satirical and/or entirely fictional pieces. They are fully intended as such and should not be taken seriously as news.

Floating around in a sea of strangers

Every face looks like a blurred pixel, part of a bigger picture

Most of what I see seems so unfamiliar 

People looking so different yet so similar

Amidst all the chaos, I find a face I know

Standing out in the crowd with a seemingly unearthly glow

I try locking eyes with eyes that don’t meet mine

All I can do is look intently, as I run out of words and feel ever so asinine

My arms don’t move and my heart beats rapidly, like a hamster running on a wheel

My head spins in circles, as I can no longer feel

It’s only been a minute and the moment has now passed

The face is now gone and I’m stuck in the past

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Wishing words had come out of my mouth

Wishing things didn’t always go south

Perhaps someday I can see clear, perhaps someday I can find my space

Perhaps someday I’ll be a pixel truly part of the picture, no longer out of place.

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