Joy is not happy.
Nor is joy unhappy.
Yet what is it called
when joy is not joy-filled?
For there is a hint of joy in those.
but there nonetheless.
If this were not so
what would the longing be longing for?
What could sweeten the bitter better
Joy is there.
Yes, even there.
Joy lives in the most unlikely places.
Joy exists even when not joy-filled.
When bitter longing for sweet.
No matter where.
No matter what.
Joy is joy.
Alive, with the capacity to be so much more.
Joy, where is your hope?
Hope, what shall you do with joy?
For what is joy when not joy-filled?
Even in the most unlikely of places.