I wear the shades of fun like a painting wears its colors.
At times an explosion of laughter from a tickle that almost hurts,
A smile entangled in the silent absence of thought,
Or a feeling sparked by the joyful elements of simply playing.
It was the same when I was young.
Fun hasn't changed.
What's different now is that I know
The grandiosity of each day I'm living,
The importance of good health,
How I need those colorful shades of fun
Even more than I need medicine.
(For Poets United.)