Joy Joy is a field of wildflowers, a technicolor hillside blossoming, dancing freely in the wind. Joy is high definition gratitude, a love unmistakable in its clarity, unable to be concealed. Joy is the flavor of orange soda on a hot summer’s day sweet and refreshing. Joy is the warmth of a hug from a cherished friend, comforting, but fleeting. Joy is as simple as the sunrise, and as intricate as a song that only begs of you to sing along. To become drunk with joy is a fortunate circumstance, a luxury even. Splurge upon it. Let it encase you in a soft bubble, protecting you from life’s many storms, illuminating your heart.
D.L. Lang served as Poet Laureate of Vallejo, California (2017-2019). She is the author of thirteen books, and one spoken word album. Her poems have been published in numerous anthologies worldwide.