My Day 5 poem, based on the prompt at https://www.napowrimo.net/day-five-9/
It is a little-known fact that Medusa
was the first to take selfies
For years, she struggled to sit
for the kind of portrait
found in other people’s homes
Alas, her rather unfortunate ‘condition’
meant that no photographer
could get near her
Not even one willing to die for their art
It was the failure
of a cleverly devised system of mirrors
intended to allow a prudent distance
between artiste and subject
that proved the final straw
The Gorgon screamed in frustration
and stormed into the next room
smashing every reflective surface along the way
She ripped the camera from the tripod
thrust it out in front of her
and then a blinding light filled the room
When the flash subsided
and the camera spit forth the picture
Medusa was smiling
None of the assembled statues dared stop her
(5 April 2022)
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