A Cautionary Tale: Following a Public Figure on Facebook
I try her recipe for roasted cauliflower even though I hate cauliflower. And along with 1,537 other people (mostly women), I click Like. She buys a Spiralizer. So do I. And now I twist zucchini into spaghetti for healthy scrumptious meals. Even though I hate zucchini almost as much as I hate cauliflower.
I ponder her questions: Which Superhero are you? How sexy is your name? I gush over her new periwinkle sweater, tell her the color matches her eyes and to ignore the stupid comments jealous people make.
I have a dream about getting pedicures together—she posts a selfie of us giggling over which polish to use, “Charged Up Cherry” or “Feelin’ Hot-Hot-Hot,” and when people click Share, I’m thrilled.
And when she grins, I’m elated.
trapped for a moment
in the blinding white
of those porcelain