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Poems and stories by Bruce Levine, Duane Anderson, Ivan de Monbrison, Ivanka Fear, Jane Ellen Glasser, John Grey, Nolo Segundo, Steve Slavin

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In Pursuit of Happiness

Bruce Levine

Life changes whether we want it to or not

Happiness remains elusive

Often based on circumstances beyond our control

Perfection may never be possible

But close is good

Not just good enough

And when you get there

Sometimes it’s pulled out from under your feet

Sharing and caring seemed so close

And time ahead seemed so real

But demons of the past can devour the present

With unknown powers trapped within

Negating the future

And yet uncertainty prevails

The past rises

Intertwining itself like octopus tentacles

Wrapping around future happiness

And dragging it back to the depths

The darkness of the deep

Caverns of stalactites

Clinging to the ceiling

Clawing to break free

Grasping at happiness and yet afraid

Afraid of the unknown outside the cave

Where light transforms the depths into sunshine

And hope and happiness is the new reality

Shirley | stock.adobe.com

Founder’s Favourites | December 2021—Issue 17 | 19

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