Finding JOY

I’m in the process

of re-connecting with 

a different kind of JOY.

It’s a Joy that’s independent 

from any other.

It’s a Joy that I find 

deep inside.

It’s sitting sprawled legs

over the table on my lanai

in the warm glimmer of

white string lights 

as I listen to a still Ocean

and palm leaves 

rustling in the breeze.

It’s watching the jacaranda 

trees sprinkle purple 


across fields 

of blonde 

tanglehead and pili grass.

It’s waking up first thing 

in the morning 

and already 

Being grateful

for this day,

for what I have.

Yes, this JOY 

this JOY

does not 



anything else.

Photo: fine Art America.