how many selfies you gonna take

till you know what you look like

how many social media posts you gonna post up

till you know you were seen

how many mirrors you gonna seek

till you know the reflection’s your choice

how many ego trips you gonna take

till you know your life’s not about you

the dance of your body felt by another’s hands

the intent of your words flowing through another’s actions

the lines of your face traced by another’s eyes

the love you gave remembered by someone else’s soul

how many thoughts we gonna choke on

till we learn our minds are thought lungs

till we learn we can breathe

breathe our thoughts