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I believe that

this screen

is a metaphor 

for this existence.

We post photos

of the falsely sculpted

moments of our lives

yet

in the time we spend 

being so dishonest

we miss out 

on time 

not promised.

The fictional books we read 

are they really fantasy?

or are they 

the impenetrable fragments

deep within our mind’s eye

the places where fairytales exist 

yet 

the world works restlessly 

to cover it?

Who are we?

Why are we here? 

the questions I ask 

yet

I know

will never be answered 

because that would be

too easy

or

is it because 

we’re already aware

deep within our soul’s

endless stream of knowing

in which

we may only see

after the time of our going

from this earth

But do we ever leave? 

These questions I ask 

out of pure curiosity

Because my soul yearns 

for me

to discover the truth 

behind it all, 

underneath,

(beyond the screen).

Natalie is a New Media Design student at Rochester Institute of Technology's College of Art and Design. She was a competitive dancer for most of her life as well as a musician and artist. She enjoys creating more than anything; art, designs, music, clothing (upcycling), writing, etc. Reading has always been one of her favorite activities and she loves to spend lots of time exploring in nature. Nat also finds most of her life answers after doing an intense yoga practice:) She is the Art/Design Director of RIT's HerCampus Chapter and is incredibly grateful for the opportunity.
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