The Complexity of Feeling


how can it be I feel this way

it makes no sense to me

a melancholy morning

then joy at half past three

a kaleidoscope of happiness

edged with a lace of tears

passion’s incongruity

does catch me unawares

a time of life condition

or something strange – more dire

dichotomy of tenderness

enveloped in a fire

it burns a path inside me

keeps me alive these days

but when the flame does dwindle

enter darkness and malaise


This has been my contribution to the Weekly Photo Challenge: Future Tense

Can People Feel Happy and Sad at the Same Time?