Try to be genuine.
Express a tender sentiment.
I’ll guarantee that someone
turns it into a joke
faster than a paparazzo
can snap a picture.
The winner is the one
who tips over
the most sacred cows -
just for the joy of tipping
Was there supposed to be
more needed than that?
Maybe I like my edge with meaning.
Maybe I like it with a heart and a brain,
and a dash of courage too, come to think of it.
Maybe I prefer
separately or all steeped together,
as long as they are honest.
Or perhaps I should look at cat videos instead.
Song Choice: Some Nights by Fun
This poem was created in response to a prompt given over at Imaginary Gardens for Real Toads Sunday Mini Challenge, where we are asked to contemplate what is real and what is artifice.