"It's a hard state to be in"

The Happy Poem

Last week at the Canoga Park Art Walk, I had the pleasure of meeting Julie. She’s the type of person who puts out an energetic vibe, and so I was very happy to write a poem for her based on the prompt “happiness.”

“The Happy Poem”

It’s a hard state
to be in, I’ll
give you that–
how can one
in the face of such
harsh fixtures?
Simple, really: that
you are here
alive and well enough
to make new connections
with strangers. What more
do we need
when life itself
is such bliss? Uncomplicate
yourself. The rest
will come easy.

– billimarie
may 16th 2012