When did you first hear that?
Someone wanted you to smile
and you probably did
whether you wanted to or not.
The camera has been around awhile —
getting easier and easier to use.
And many photographers still insist
a smile upon your face
will better serve your history.
Do you recall
when you first smiled before a camera?
Was it on a tripod — or just a little box?
Do you ever find yourself
going through albums or slides
that have been stored for years
to find the faces of your loved ones
many of whom are gone?
Way back, somebody
may have asked you to to say “cheese” —
or maybe you asked it of someone..
And likely, it tasted good.