• Vol. 07
  • Chapter 07

A look to camera

If you lean forwards your eyes look bigger
Tilt back and it’s your lips
Find the light
That will shrink your nose, your pores, your
Focus your eyes behind the lens
and stick your tongue to the roof of your mouth

Several attempts
and then a filter
Snappy caption

A moment of hesitation – Post
a jolt in your stomach
just below that bit of tummy
that just won’t budge
no matter how many sit ups you do

Scroll back through the camera roll
Delete the embarrassment of trying too hard

A look to camera
and back again

Maybe one day
you’ll capture yourself
perfectly enough
to be outlived in galleries

And truly considered