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Self Involved: You Are Too

Iím constantly fighting this    
body for something it  
never wants to be
 
sometimes I fight it with
makeup,  
and diets,
 
or what the current
yearís technology
offers me
 
you can find the humor in that, †
maybe †  
if youíre scrolling through † †
stupid, fucking hand-held devices † †
every single † †
picture †  
youíll find †  
new, pitiful versions
 
Steve Jobs at 22 †  
was a pretty, †  
exciting presentation in Ď77
 
but for me itís † †
nauseating, really
 
I have to think, †  
why so
 
maybe we see from †  
different eyes, † †
every few Januaries,  
enough of the  
snow purifies:
 
less smug, more empathetic, †  
still as self-involved as ever
 
no one is going against † †
advancements † †
but itís harder †  
to not recognize † †
you, then
 
and so, † †
society changes,
 
I remain ever-changing,
 
and all I ever want to be  
is consistent
Rachel_Lauren
Written by Rachel_Lauren
Published | Edited 16th Nov 2019
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