On instagram I’m briefly pretty..

I do not feel pretty, but I yearn to somehow be

At least in pictures, the epitome of classic beauty

I twist and turn, make poses that I believe

Would make me be more attractive perceived

I smile unnaturally, tilt my head or stand

With my arm on my waist, as I understand

That way of posing makes me look much slimmer

I try to ensure that light on my best features glimmers

Now the desired effect is hard to obtain

When taking pictures during travel, it is a pain

To try to look attractive after walking in humid heat

Yet the absolute necessity of looking good is hard to beat

It is horrifying for people on social media to see

Me at my unattractive worst, when tagged by others especially

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Let me stop here and see which photographs from recent days

Are worthy of showcasing on social media to garner praise…

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