flies in on the wings of a hummingbird
it drips like sweet honey down your chin
and salty tears down your cheeks.
comes through when you meet a new friend
on accident, by fate,
and curiosity takes you through
a new person’s quirky personality.
flows through your veins
when your heartbeat picks up
skips a beat
trips over itself
and flies out the window
when he kisses you for the first time.
is your mother’s voice on the phone
her laugh, her support
your father’s joking tone
your brothers newfound baritone voice
and the occasional facetime with your dog.
is the warm
and even sweaty hands
that you left back home
to keep you safe
hold you tight
and certainly love you forever.
in a growing soul
and happiness is never momentary.
it is a quiet, constant hum
that keeps me alive.