A Poem: Throwaway Pictures

hashtag throwaway pictures
today’s social media keepsake scripture
posting photos and videos ad nauseam
a new age forsaken filtered to perfection sophism
courtesy of oversharing
a newfangled way of overhearing
a star-spangled display of overbearing
overcompensation to keep up with the Joneses
to hell with stopping and smelling the roses
because it’s impossible with a phone for your face
all photoshopped in denim and lace fallen from disgrace
except for the occasional way back throwback
circa 1996 with botched bangs, lip-lined lips, and over-sized flannel
a picture of a picture
snapped with your iPhone before flipping the TV’s channel
I’ll throw it back
and throw to catch and keep-away where there aren’t any winners
I’ll throw it back
and throw a few back while catching up with friends over dinner
I’ll throw it back
and venture near and far
I’ll throw it back
and stop believing my life is subpar
I’ll throw it back to throwaway the throwaway pictures
throwaway

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