I don't know when I stopped living and started existing. The coffee keeps me up. A sandwich for lunch, a bowl of noodles for dinner— just enough sustenance to keep me existing until tomorrow, when I replay the same days as I have for the last six months. Present but not here, hearing but not listening, visible but simply a ghost. One day I will meet a prince, who, with a kiss, will wake me from this cycle of dreaming and bring life into my purpose for being, again.
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