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The Broken Neck

Hunched over, looking down ​ 
Looking at a screen that won't give you anything ​ 
Ears are plugged with endless noise ​ 
Just look up ​ 
Eyes glued down ​ 
No feelings attached ​ 
Just endless nothingness​ 
Back curved with the effort of doing nothing ​ 
If he would just look up ​ 
Brain filled with no thoughts at all ​ 
Just an empty space that should be filled ​ 
Why won't he look up

--Sophie F., 9th-12th Grade