Monday, June 17Royal Holloway's offical student publication, est. 1986


We watch our friends find love.

In a field or classroom,

Whilst we sit in our chairs 

And watch the happiness of others.

We watch our parents laugh.

At the dinner table,

Whilst we stare at our plate

Wanting the affection of another.

We watch strangers embrace.

In the dim lit street,

Whilst we hide in our rooms

Isolating from the danger of others.

We watch our siblings happy.

With their normality,

Whilst we stare in the mirror

Wondering what is wrong with us.

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