Time is a flat circle. At least, that's what it feels like when you revisit T.S. Eliot's "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock," and realize that, despite being written nearly 100 years ago, every stanza applies to your (mostly tech-driven, one-note) existence right now. Especially if, like myself, your life is a perpetual pivot between one social media platform to the next.

Eliot may not have contended with Tinder, but he instinctively understood the hyper-specific struggle of existing on the Internet. In truth, the difficulty of making meaningful connections with other humans is a tale as old as time. The Internet didn't create this conundrum; it only gave us a new medium for abjectly failing at it. 

Here are 13 Internet-specific issues the gifted poet understood without ever having experienced them. It's National Poetry Monthget off the fucking Internet and read some poetry IRL. Trust me, your soul needs sustenance another list (not even this one) can provide.

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