United States
33° 52' 20.838" N, 118° 3' 34.5276" W

My name is Syed.
It means leader in Arabic.
I was named after the many respected Muslim leaders before me.
Yesterday my name was reserved.
Tomorrow my name will be outgoing.
In my dream my name was optimism.
My mother calls me by my middle name.

I want to be someone who makes a difference in this world.
I am the Lamborghini Aventador,
The archetype of what a supercar should be.
I am a giraffe with a very long and slender neck.
I am a Chipotle burrito filled various unique ingredients.
I am Dubai with its tall buildings and amazing architecture.
I am the Coldplay song named Yellow with its serene sounds.
I am the trees which we drive by every day,
Very outlandish in structure but least noticeable.
I am the wondrous sound of a naturally aspirated V12 engine.
I am the sound of a tennis ball swiftly being hit across a court.
I am afraid of living without a purpose and discipline.
I hope for this world to become full of more hope.
The word hidden behind my eyes is slow, yet definitive, progress.


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