social media can be beneficial for those
who don’t have security issues.
for those who are confident in themselves
and don’t mind
posting a selfie or two.
the likes that they receive
they post pictures because they like them
and they like sharing their thoughts.
I, however, am on the other side of the spectrum.
my photos get edited
and left behind, because I didn’t like the way that they looked.
likes are important
and signify acceptance or appreciation.
I worry about posting too much
or being annoying
or self-absorbed and vain.
for me, social media has taken a turn
for the worse.
he liked my photo.
the one that I spent forever on.
the one that actually isn’t of me,
because I am too self-conscious to take one.
the one that I re-wrote the caption for
at least four times.
the one that I debated about before posting,
worrying that others wouldn’t like it.
it paid off, I guess.
he liked it.
silent companionship becomes slightly more bearable
when he actually, directly, likes something of yours.
even if it’s on social media
and he didn’t talk directly to me.
“____ liked your photo.”