"I guess I've been thinking more about happiness lately and it really does have a lot to do with having friends. Other people. To love them, to give them things, to have them love you, to have them have warmth in their voice when they say your name. To know the people who work in the stores in your neighborhood, to know your neighbors, your teachers, your bus drivers: everyone in your community. To be nice to them and to greet them with warmth and for them to do the same. That is a part of happiness."

Adam James McCarthy

KEEP MY LOVE ALIVE

VI

Sometimes

you need

to see

the one

you love

from far

to remember

why

you love

them

A Few Poems

IV

One

big tube

wanting balance

lacking satisfactory glances

from beside us bouncing off

the walls again I’m

taking to talking

to myself

Again

XVII

 i want

to live

forever

in the moment

before

a kiss

with you,

 

to die

inside

and come

back

to life,

 

and see

your eyes

staring into mine