Taking pics on my electronics
I start with make up add any accessories,
Get the right angle and lighting
Finish up with the perfect filter.
Shared within minutes,
Exposed to the world
Social media and its capacities have the power to do much more than like a photo
Without manipulating the looks of things to please the eye
They have the power to hate it.
Behind the camera and a keyboard
I’m a person
A human being
To have a better day
To stop frowns and tears
To spread smiles.
Little do they know,
I’m fighting a battle to keep that smile up
Because of my complicated life at home
The struggle of losing a mother to another marriage
A challenge to live with your unemployed, abusive, alchoholic father
A younger brother to keep safe, protect, teach, and model for
My life without a filter.