The pictures clockwise from the top: rose of sharon bloom with a bumble bee inside; lantana with raindrops; Scout the Faithful Companion; and Sophie, hoping the thunderstorms go away!
A Bad Poem about Deciding to Be Happy
Serious words echoed in my head
mad, sad, focusing on the bad
so easy to do
so much around
angry about something–
making things up
as if there weren’t enough real
to enragingly reveal
I decided they can keep their drama
made up trauma while I focus on happy
sappy, laughing, smiles
like flowers in the rain
And, it’s okay if you tell me:
“You just don’t get it,”
because, really, I do.
I’m choosing not to.