Glint of Sunlight
Happiness may only last seconds
Like the glint of sunlight on the water
Catching your eye
And blinding you
For one beautiful moment.
You can still be grateful in the midst of fear
Sometimes it’s the only thing that keeps us moored,
Anchored in place
So that we don’t float off into ruminations
About how our lives will be ruined by what could be
We may go long stretches
Without feeling warmth in our hearts
Or really anything at all.
Trudging, as we do,
Where no spectacular meaning awaits.
But love awaits
And the necessities of life
Around each corner we find ourselves
Blessed with all that is
Despite fears of all that won’t be.
We can’t hide our hearts and insulate ourselves
From the pain that is necessary,
To our survival as a species.
As a group that can’t take much for granted,
But that does.
We can create the conditions of our misery,
Just as much as the mind and the body
Make what was once easy,
But that doesn’t mean that we should abandon all hope of the good
Because when we do,
We decide that there is nothing, really, that is left.