Joy Packed Up and Left Today

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

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