A smile

Old memories trapped in plastic,

Hiding away a smile,

A genuine and awkward grin,

A smile for the moment, 

Not the camera or phone,

Last of its kind in this lifetime? 

The flash of light,

To shine the teeth,

Now blinding bursts of white,

Where candid is a real photo,

So are the others fake? 

‘Smile’ reduced to a command,

Only an action of muscles,

‘I can’t smile’ my dilemma,

‘It’s your catchphrase’,

Now I can smile again,

Muscles or feelings,

I am not sure anymore.


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