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An image on a screen,
Posed by society,
“Wouldn’t you rather be me?”
We tell ourselves that picture has be altered in some way,
And yet that sinking feeling relentlessly stays.
That one moment between the picture and you,
The seemingly endless taunting moment,
Even when you close the screen,
The image will haunt your being.
“Wouldn’t you rather be me?”
You feel like a stranger in your own skin,
The picture will win.
You feel distraught,
Your emotions tied in knots.
Just because of that moment,
That tormenting picture on the screen,
“Wouldn’t you rather be me?”

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