is so insufficient
to capture life.
I am not Gautam Buddha. There are myriad shades of life. Joy buoys me, while pain drains me out. Pain scalds, and leaves its scars on the psyche. Happiness is used as an anaesthetic, a painkiller, a sedative or tranquilizer to ease the condition.
happy and sad mindsets
enveloped in pain.
Haibun – Poem Envelope inspired by Colleen Chesebro at
Image : pursuit-of-happiness.org