Small Joy

Your eyes sometimes
Follow the ground
When you walk.
Your expression blank
And you hardly talk,
But you always have
This little twitch of a smile,
So I know that you're fine
And that you could
Walk another mile.

Your grin sometimes
Holds no truth to it,
As you carry on walking
And try to get by.
But you always have
This little bounce
To your step:
This day kinda sucked,
But you have high
hopes for the rest.

My mind sometimes
Plays tricks on me.
But this small joy-
It's not an illusion
that I see.
You're the saddest person
That I've ever seen,
But you're the
Brightest light
And I won't forget.