by Qianhui Wei

To see and to hear
The endless reiteration
Conspicuously conscious
You are in the crowd

Yes, amplify your voice
Because you are scared
You stand up
But you don’t stand out

Unremarkable, they might say
Or outrageous, or impressive
You speak up
But you don’t speak now

You are dull, yet still
Reaching out of your mundane
Idiotically impassioned
You became the crowd