Selfies

You take selfies
When you feel good,
When you’re a hot mess
When you’ve done something significant.
It’s a wonderful thing.

You take selfies
To send a message,
To make a statement,
To flip off the ex.
It’s a wonderful thing.

I hope you’ll forgive me,
If, when you take selfies
To send a positive message,
That I’m a bit wistful,
Because I know,
I’m not the person you’re sending
The message to.

 

©2017, Edward Branley