Joy is so un-American, it can’t be expressed out loud
Because saying that word in mixed company
Would compel many people to look away.
Joy never developed much in Western tradition –
Except a few flakes – never more.
Joy comes with a dance
But there’re no “dancers” in neo-colonial wars.
Joy can’t be taught – it’s always a surprise –
Nor can it be earned because, essentially, it’s a gift.
Joy is usually found in the face of beauty
Especially that of blue green Nature.
Joy (first level) is who I want to be –
As the key to happiness (second level).
Joy is the name God proudly shows upon entering the world.
God looks through a window
To see if you’re “awake” –
To see if you’re “born again” –
To see if you’ve decided to become your “true self.”