She laughs and it makes my soul sing.
The sound, forgotten and lost in her darkness,
has finally found its way back.
I welcome it gratefully with open arms.
I close my eyes and suddenly, it’s the only sound I hear.
I record the sound in my memory.
I don’t want this music to end,-
this joyous moment to cease.
Her laughter lights the world around us,
Leaving years of darkness behind in a single refrain.
She catches my smile with her cheerful eyes,
but she misses my held back tears.
Freedom from her mind chimes with a new day.
The sound continues to play in my mind,
and fills my heart and mouth with praise.