Viral spiral

 

Dream yourself popular, loved,

at the prom, crowned queen. 

 

It's a good-hair day, makeup,

perfect, your gown, chiffon.

 

King pays attention, loves what

you say, doesn't cut you off. 

 

The band plays your song, 

selfies go viral, tweets bring

 

wild praise. You wake alone,

your hair, limp, skin broken out,

 

nightgown, flannel, phone, dead,

your Facebook life down. 

                             Timothy Pilgrim