That Bitch Called Media

So many girls get trapped
by that bitch called Media
and her virtual cage.

Her spider web of filters
latch on
filtering out flaws and imperfections,
any chance of personality and direction.

That bitch called Media
tags you in photos,
picks Facebook fights with you,
distracts you from your life
until the only thing that exists
is that screen and its likes.

You can’t help yourself from checking,
reaching out a hand
swiping right
scrolling up
scrolling down.

Your whole life is in the hands of strangers
and whether they like the angles of your face.

Photo Credit: Momentchensammler Flickr via Compfight cc

Rebecca Charlotte

Rebecca Charlotte is a recent graduate of Westfield State University, a small liberal arts school in New England, where she majored in English with a concentration in literature. Currently, she works at two libraries. By day, Rebecca is a nerdy librarian, by night she is a nerdy librarian who devours books and superhero shows. Her work has appeared in BUST, elephant journal, Her Campus, and will be included in the upcoming issue of Doll Hospital Journal.

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