Digital Shadow

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About a guy whose avatar is more popular than him...

Submitted: May 15, 2018

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“Digital Shadow”

 

It suddenly

occurred to him

his on line

persona

knows way more

people

than he does,

is it wrong

to be jealous

of the fake

you

envious

of all the

people

that follow

his life

not caring

in the least

about what

happens

in yours

having good

friends

not knowing

your alias

and yet

they find

they have

more in

common

with him

than you,

your closest

relationships

are built around

playful avatars

cartoonish images

telling each other

their deepest

and darkest

thoughts

as you struggle

to say “Hi”

to a girl

you’ve known

for years,

has he created

his own worst

enemy

most of his

limited

breathes of

life

being put into

his cut out

copy

of himself

instead of the

original one,

how did he

not notice

his real life

was getting

smaller

while his

made-up

world

kept getting

more and more

of the available

sun,

how does one

step out of

his digital shadow

regain his control

over which life

he lives in,

he pushes

all those

thoughts

aside

as he starts

to write down

the strong feelings

of love

he has

for a girl

he sees most

everyday

of his life,

words

that some

cute

Japanese anima

character

will soon

proclaim to

the world

and will be

read

by many

different people

from all over,

except for the

one girl

that they were

meant for

the one to

him

that really

matters,

maybe

it’s better

this way

he thinks

you can’t really

break the

heart

of an avatar

can you,

but I guess

you can’t

fall in love

with one

either…

 

Tom Allen…05-13-2018…


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