“A Search For Joy” Poem of the Day (2022)

A Search For Joy

By Ashley O’Hare

I have lived in ten houses,

not a single home.

My skin

never fit properly on my bones.

I have never been isolated,

but I have felt alone.

I have searched for joy

in flowers and ice creams cones

only to find that happiness

comes with a loan.

So I accept a simple life

under a safe little dome

because hope has been lost on me

the older I have grown.

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