Silver Lining

Not the common joys

of laughter and hobbies

but the impossible.



Certainty brings me joy.

Knowing that I will be secure

that I will succeed

that I can make it into college

and come out saddle-bag free.


Certain that I'll have a job

certain that I'll make her proud


because approval.

Approval brings me joy.

makes me twist




Certainty and approval cannot be guranteed

so I suppose

that comedy brings me joy

if only as a distraction from the lack of certainty and approval


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