Smiling face selfies shower the internet –
A tilt of the head,
A coy look to the universe
Always showing our best side.
Sculpted backdrops, but no teardrops;
Paused family gatherings –
A perfect photo for eternity,
Evidence of a life well lived.
Stepping back into the darkness of our solitude,
Behind the closed doors,
We see the better,
And we stash the smartphone in a pocket
As a silent teardrop falls.
Written in response to The Daily Post’s prompt: Artificial