Green Spots Fading

December 22, 2009
By Pauline Holthaus SILVER, Cincinnati, Ohio
Pauline Holthaus SILVER, Cincinnati, Ohio
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Green spots fading
Then it goes off again.
The omnipresent flash
Camera-ready smile

They say stand up straight

They say move closer


They say “say cheese”
Now, posing for the hundredth time
My hands lay at my side

Unnaturally unmoving
My smile is frozen on my lips

Unnaturally unchanging
Please! Please!
Break the cycle and
Take a video next time
This bright white flash is blinding
Let the green spots fade...
I can’t just stand here all day
Let the green spots fade...


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