Anymore

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i wonder if people stop anymore
i wonder if people stare at clouds anymore
and not through filters
through a camera
through a smartphone
up on instagram
i wonder if people smile anymore
i wonder if people do it because they’re happy anymore
and not because someone’s expecting it
because they know it’s what’s expected of them
i wonder if anyone dances anymore
quietly, to themselves,
and not behind close doors anymore
just on the sidewalk
among the people they will never meet anymore
i wonder if people can hum anymore
and not be hushed or stared at
i wonder if others are envious of those who can
i wonder if people can jump in puddles anymore
and not be under eight
and get their ankles wet anymore
i wonder if people are real anymore
if a hoodie is worn in cold weather to keep a person warm anymore
or just because they see it in movies and music videos and on their celebrities
i wonder if people have originality anymore
or whether we’re just coincidences of someone else
i wonder if our thoughts are our own anymore
or whether we’re just echoing thoughts of every thought that has been thought before
i wonder if this poem has been said before
but has been ignored and forgotten
like this one shall be
in a few minutes later
’cause our voices aren’t heard anymore
drowned out
to the drone
of the humdrum monotonous metropolitan city
the washed-out dark greys and light greys
that are no longer colours anymore
’cause we do not anymore
we do not stop anymore
we keep moving
and our lives
are streaks of traffic lights blurred
and memories blurred
and you wonder
why we wonder
why our lives are not ours anymore
and we do not remember anymore.

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