Björn over at Dverse Poets asks us to write from a different perspective. I haven’t quite followed the brief- but it did occur to me that in the world of social media, not everything is as it appears (unless you know the individual(s) in the real world).
Linking also to Real Toads-Perspectives.
This explores the antithesis of perspectives.
What an amazing holiday
with gorgeous views
but without the camera
they’re down with the blues
What a pretty picture
so lovely and slim
but did you know
she uses a filter
to make herself thin?
Such happy faces
a wonderful life in a bubble
but you couldn’t know
if they’re masks for pain and trouble
What intention lies behind what you see?
Where’s the lie? What is the truth?
You’d have to be a sleuth
harsh weapons from soft shields
© Vivian Zems