Something More?


Filters show the insecurities of those who want to hide their flaws, change their reality.

I challenge to embrace it.

Filtering your life can be more than deciding on Earlybird or Valencia on your next Instagram picture.

My life has changed ever since I've posed raw.

Ripped apart by my caption, gawfed at with comments

By family, friends, strangers.

I've posted my unfiltered picture, "I'm gay." and all that's left are the fake faces I see while scrolling through my phone, strolling through the park.

I always thought once I said who I really was, there'd be something more.

But no, there is less.

I'm gay. That's all there is to it.

I'm gay. Just another fact about me.

Im 17. It's almost apparent to most but clearer when I validateit.

I'm gay. And my family hates me for it.

I'm gay and I don't use filters because as far as I'm concerned, this is the most honest/real thing that I have helped myself realize.

I've realized that is something more to look forward in life. The future.

Because right now, life sucks.



This poem is about: 
My family
My community
My country
Our world


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