Instasham

It’s the age of narcissists

who pucker, preen and post

many of them are shameless

and do it without clothes.

They use all forms of filters

to brighten, blur or bold

it softens aging faces

and makes them not look old.

It’s all about illusion

the appeal of sudden fame

without earning any merit

and no pretense of shame.

Boasting about lives

that are cast in a fake glow

it’s like sleight of hand

so nobody will know.

But beneath the surface

the bubbles will be burst

and appearances

authenticity is cursed.