GEN Z the suicidal dreamers the lowercase goths and new age hippies the toxic lovers the forgotten forget me nots the insecure narcissists and friendless friends of friends the we want change and nostalgia so burn down the White House and give us back our gameboys! the sarcastic punks who never believed in labels until now until labels made us feel unique the moral vampires who sleep at dawn and cast away the sun with our spells of dark mode and insomnia the anxieties not just a cool name for a band a silent upset. a period comes once a month, a cycle, where we turn into ghosts to preserve our sanity. A premature mid-life crisis the pressure of becoming successful in your 20’s where did all the cool decades go? now all we have left is aesthetic visuals and thrift shops the years no longer shape shift. only pass by with announcements. the health maniacs vegan whores and skin care gurus 3pm wakers and midnight snack cravers We never did convert to the religion of having 3 meals a day It was only our upbringing. A balanced diet is a glass of self love followed by a plate of “why couldn’t that be me?” the golden age of cringe a humor so deflated it could pass for a condom. the sex liberators the rock and roll politicians Nirvana was found in the bedroom of a teenage girl. the buddhists were dismayed that she had managed to achieve enlightenment at seventeen. though it’s literally not that hard like just use google the best version of ourselves is not something we become it's something we post online in exchange for short doses of dopamine and heart eyes though nobody knows why we were happier before the mobile phone addiction before the need for a stranger’s validation the lost boys and girls of neverland afraid to grow old & die young though always wanting to die young & grow old we may have lost our souls but at least we'll always have our pronouns what we are cannot be undone and what’s retro cannot be returned to so fuck reboots except the good ones R.I.P blockbusters R.I.P Toys R Us R.I.P to all the friends we lost to loneliness and depression God lost a lot of good friends to drugs and sex feelings.