Joy Packed Up and Left Today
Joy packed up and left today
or maybe she’s just hiding
cowering in a corner
waiting for high winds to pass.
She says I am an unsuitable host.
Although joy is my daemon
she hides from me today
hunched down, eyes slit, ears back.
She will come back on her own
like a calico cat invisible on her perch
she peers down calmly, sizing me up
looking for signs of clearing skies.
Cheryl Renée October 2008