A Camera Flash
"Right, all together now... and 1, 2, 3... flash!"
In a position we thought cool at the time,
That when we look back on, looks an absolute crime,
We stand side by side, an uncomfortable pose,
With somebody's armpit touching your nose!
Jaw set in-line for an "of course I'm enjoying it!" smile,
While in reality, you would rather be in exile,
Embarrassed when someone waits to walk by,
And suddenly there's an audience to watch you cry.
Finally we're ready after hours of waiting,
And now I need a drink to stop me from fainting,
No, after all this I'm going to get the picture done,
Go! OK after three, 1... 2... 3... oh... the camera's gone.
IMAGE: Nicoli Barea