Happened this week

Today it was her birthday
Everybody cried
Selfie ‘gainst the sunset
Fell down the cliff and died

Brazilian Fernanda Morella, celebrating her
33rd birthday at Kangaroo Point Cliffs fell to her death taking a selfie.
Emergency services attempted to revive her at the bottom of the
cliffs but she was announced dead at the scene

I cringe at the dangerous situations some people place themselves in

just for the sake of a selfie… put up on Facebook for all their friends to see

Don Matthews
July 2021

Published by donmatthewspoetry

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10 thoughts on “Selfie

  1. There’s a kind of morbid and heartless ‘they deserve it for being so vain’ vibe to these stories, but social media has a lot to answer for in the modern world, for creating the conditions, where a number of follower or like icons justifies attaining the image you present to the world. Are the people stupid for valuing and trying to maintain the number, or the companies liable for inventing the desire for it in the first place?


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