Tears of Joy
Once you have had your heart
cracked open to love, the dam has broken
and there is no turning back.
You are the causeway, the spillway,
the flood of emotion realized
in an instant-
all joy, grace, sorrow, compassion,
love, happiness, imaginable flows
through the empathic arteries
that have been forever altered.
You are literally a vessel
for humanity’s tears of joy-
awash in gratitude, you drop
to your knees to soak it all in,
as the sea of shed tears brings you
back to such a windfall of relief,
now that you feel, at last, what
it feels like to be in the moment-
of emotion’s gift.