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,

hair, limp, skin broken out,


PJ's, flannel, phone, dead,

your Facebook life down. 

                             Timothy Pilgrim