If we had the back story 
behind every smiling photograph 
that flashes across social media, 
how would it change us?

Would we feel more responsible?
Realize our inadequacies as humans,
parents,  partners,  members
of our society ?

I see the shining bright eyed
dazzling smiles of my daughters, 
but I know their story and the miracle 
of their beautiful souls isn’t lost on me.