Photography © Edward S. Gault

 

How I became a Tik Tok Cosplayer

It was innocent at the start
Summer’s heat creating bubbles on my skin
An accidental descent into dimensions unknown
Mad curiosity clinging to my mind.

Summer’s heat creating bubbles on my skin
Days of June pass along
Mad Curiosity clinging to my mind.
Boredom led me there

Days of June pass along
As quick as I swipe through my feed
Boredom led me there
A community of borrowed identities

As quick as I swipe through my feed,
My heart longs to join
A community of borrowed identities
To no longer feel alone.

My heart longs to join
An accidental descent into dimensions unknown
To no longer feel alone
It was innocent at the start.

 

Emily Porter is a 22 year old aspiring writer who lives in Alpine, CA. She received a Bachelors in Media Communications from Point Loma Nazarene University May of 2020.

Edward S. Gault is a poet and fine art photographer. He lives at Mosaic Commons, a co-housing community in Berlin, Ma. He has a wife Karen, and daughter.