Happiness Is

video games for too long

a disgusting house 

and 

the ability to write about it after


happiness is


lewd and inappropriate 

dishes undone

a lack of love

unshaved

unkempt 

and

laughing so fucking hard

you cry tears choking

on too late 

Sunday

night


happiness is

cold stale pizza and fresh squeezed apple juice on a monday morning


happiness is

bad grammar’s and spulling

and your mom jokes


happiness is 

“Your mom reminds me of a pizza.  Round, flat, and greasy, dripping with cheese, loaded with hot meat, cheap, available on every corner and everyone can have a piece.”


happiness is

not taking shit too seriously


happiness is

taking shit seriously when you have to


happiness is

something I forgot


happiness is

something I’m so fucking glad to remember


happiness is

funny stories of a shitty life

“A Simple Man” on repeat

and another drink of 

fresh squeezed

apple juice


happiness is

lalochezia


happiness is

sometimes the most

important fucking thing


happiness is

writing it down 

so I will always remember


happiness is

happiness is

happiness is

© Michael Barry 2013