Justin Bieber's Instagram, @justinbieber

Today In Boys Becoming Men: This Photo Of Justin Bieber

Take a seat because we need to talk about it.

I just, like, don't have any words right now. What are words anyway? Mere pictures painted by the tongue? What is a tongue? A mere... picture painted... painted by your mouth... and stuff?

Sorry for all the flawless free-verse, but I've been in a bit of a mental and emotional tailspin ever since I saw this photo of Justin Bieber taken at amfAR's 21st Cinema Against AIDS Gala during the Cannes Film Festival. I just feel like...

...We need to talk about this photo of Justin Bieber.

Justin Bieber's Instagram, @justinbieber

Am I the only one who felt compelled to stare at this picture, which the "Confident" singer Instagrammed earlier today? There's something mesmerizing, and I just can't look away.

Maybe it's the lighting? Perhaps the angle? He just looks so much more grown up all of a sudden, as if his face has been morphed with Johnny Depp's, Colin Farrell's, or Chad Michael Murray's. Perhaps a poem will help me solve this riddle.

Justin Bieber went to Cannes.

Justin Bieber became a man.

End of poem.

THAT SOLVED NOTHING.