This Is What Joy Looks Like
Legs and arms usually faltering, shuffling,
now splashing around in the water.
Body once stiff and contorted,
now floating, zipping, bobbing happily.
A face typically preoccupied with other worlds
now smiles, blows bubbles
and connects with others in an
honest-to-God, shiny eye-to-eye gaze.
This is what joy looks like.