You know, it’s funny –
We’re told to smile when we show up
but told to smolder in photos.
That’s how we “capture”
and save ourselves from anger and slime.
Yeah. Real funny.
We laugh on the outside,
no smiles inside.
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Editor-in-Chief of The MockingOwl Roost, Rita Mock-Pike is the granddaughter of aviatrix, Jerrie Mock, first woman to pilot an airplane solo around the world. Rita has found inspiration from her grandmother’s life and flight and pursued many of her own dreams in theatre, podcasting, novel writing, and cooking up delicious food from around the world. She now writes on food, travel, pets, faith, and the arts. She’s happily married to Matt, and faithfully serves the very fluffy kitten queen, Lady Stardust.