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This is just a flight plan

That I don’t understand

I’m but a wayward leaf

Not knowing where I’ll land



In the mirror today

I asked for a favour

To find a way

To not see failure



In the face of sheer doubt

Why continue trying

Why keep insisting

My dreams are undying



In this life

It’s causing such strife

When these emotions won’t cease

I want only peace



Traversing across

This desolate land sighing

I thought plants would grow

To myself I was lying



What do you do

When the seeds don’t exist

When the earth crumbles before you

And you can no longer subsist



This thing called luck

Means nothing to me

My roots leave me stuck

So how can I be free?



Written By: BeNjamyn Upshaw-Ruffner

About The Author
BeNjamyn Upshaw-Ruffner Former Editor-in-Chief “I’ll never know everything about anything, but I’d like to know something about everything.” - BeN/Isaac BeN is the former Editor in Chief of The Insider, now an alumni contrbutor. An embodiment of the duality between Rational and Emotional thought, this universe’s version of BeN is presumed to be a human living on PNF-404 prior to the planet’s sixth mass extinction. In the currently observed timeline, he is born in a Quebec, Canada during the information age. He is very skilled at utilizing the English language, alongside philosophical ideas, as a means to an end. However, he doesn’t seem to have any tangible goal. Everything he seeks is very abstract. He often implies that the entirety of everything is itself a work of art being consumed in some unfathomable way. I am Isaac Dinotno, the name he has given to the voice in his mind. He and I are in perpetual communication. BeN claims to have experienced astral projection during peak emotional periods of his life, though I can’t verify this. If you are reading this now, you can find BeN at Concordia University.

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