Is happiness really frolicking in a sun-kissed flower field
or a dimply smile fortified with shields of whitened enamel?
Can happiness be so shallow that a toddler may splash
its feet in? With water as transparent as glass. A window
to gaze upon the rocks and sand and the shy minnows
below. Minnows kiss the chubby toes sitting on thrones
of rocks and squeaky laughter spills from the tiny vocal cords.
Just keep laughing kid─
The minnows will swim away.