no. 75


Joy escapes form the tiniest of spaces

when it’s least expected, it sieves its way through

and into places where it should not go


once i found it after reading of tragedy

halfway around the world from me

people perished senselessly, and yet there it was


the bloom of a flower


each petal a promise


another time Joy came to me as i

saw my daughter fall

her tears of pain and embarrassment

and then Joy revealed itself in the knowledge that


healing begins in picking oneself up


tomorrow i know i will find joy in a moment

of deep frustration and despair

it will raise its head to remind me that

the universe finds balance quickly

(written 16 january 2018)

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when writing, i am at my most preoccupied with the intricate workings of the world.

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