By Hannah Barber


I take a picture

And then a few more

Trying to find the perfect memory.

Not the right smile, the lighting-

It’s off,

Wait she isn’t properly looking.

Each picture a new request, a new flaw

Please hold still

Frustration comes in place of laughter

I need a perfect picture.

But then something makes me stop,

And I start to think

Life isn’t meant to be posed

So why should I pose my



About the Author:My name is Hannah Barber and I am seventeen years old. I am currently in my second year of homeschooling.”  

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