The Perfect Profile

  1. Ale Mercado illustration for The Perfect Profile by Sinead Flynn
  2. Ale Mercado illustration for The Perfect Profile by Sinead Flynn

Living through a screen.
Comparing, judging
Self-worth based on likes
Your recent profile
Insecurities, anxieties
Slowly building
Scrolling, scrolling
Passing time
Anonymous users
Immature losers
A world obsessed
A world depressed
Not knowing when
To unplug, switch off
Stuck
In an endless sea of negativity.

Stop
Shutdown, cut down
Put down.
Don’t drown.
Breathe.
It’s okay
To feel this way.
Breathe.
It’s okay to feel.

About the Author

Sinéad Flynn

I'm 16 years old and I go to Loreto Secondary School Kilkenny. I love sport and music. I play the flute and love to sing. I also enjoy writing.