She Always Smiles for the Camera

*poof*

 

Making some small edits & sending this one out, so taking it down from here. Also thanks as always to Vince for his helpful and generous comment.

 

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One thought on “She Always Smiles for the Camera”

  1. I keep rereading this poem. Totally taken by the voice of the speaker. I love the way you package information. And I am captured by the way you unspool your masterful indirect characterization. There is a quiet trembling between the stanzas. As you make incremental, emotional leaps. The ending is wonderfully didactic; telling us what we want to hear; what we want to believe. But there is a sad truth in that ending, as well.

    I spot the best qualities of flash fiction in this piece. Yet, the similes and comparisons you deliver are what remain in my mind. They are damn good. I appreciate reading a poem filled with as many deep breaths as this one delivers.

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