It may well look
But the cover won’t reveal the book.
A snapshot in time
All create the illusion online.
Apply a filter,
Live video stream
Could slightly boost your self-esteem.
Prove to the world you’re not lonely.
How many likes?
How many friends?
Follow life through a warped lens.
Don’t look too close
Careful not to overdose.
Screen shot of
Did you see what she wrote?
Try not to really show your soul.
They’re not things you’re going to see.
Turn off the computer,
Put down the phone
Or you may well find you’re all alone.
Copyright © Sophie Harrington (2017)