I take my photo,
Posed and intense,
But I don’t recognize myself in there.
I don’t see myself anywhere.
Aimless and dizzy,
This world feels cold
Like there’s no space for me.
I don’t know if there ever will be.
I talk out loud when I’m alone
Hoping to shake loose
Some part that resonates,
As a trait I can place.
How do you know how to begin
When you can’t say who you are?
What you stand for, what you like-
These are necessary to live your life.
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