Selfie

selfie.

I confess I’ve taken some:

arm outstretched
I’ve hoped to snap what can’t exist:
hoped that what my smartphone found
would be some younger me
(a greenhorn brilliant in vitality,
a young man shining in its LED)
but by laws of earth’s biology
that’s just one more fabled fantasy
another technojudas kiss-off,
one more narcissistic fallacy

Jim Culleny
1/31/16

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