Here is an update to this chapter of my book of poems about love, loss, and trauma. The nature of the trauma is not discussed in this book.
What really matters most to me are relationships and love. Second, only to my career as a clinical social worker helping others, is the joy and happiness I found in being loved and loving someone.
Joy has a definition that can include happiness and yet I find myself tempted to use both words to capture the sense that I am trying to convey. Elsewhere in my creative non-fiction books, I employ imagery in a different way to convey certain experiences.
The song lyrics are included below for reference. The song now must be heard laying down and with the opportunity to cry if necessary.