I want you to have all the happiness in the world
but it is not a gift I can wrap up for you in a bow.
I’ve tried before. Racked my brain for ways
to make you smile. It is only now I realize
that is not for me to do. Or anyone else.
I can’t make you see how blessed you are.
Or how much love surrounds you.
All I can do is pray every night when I close my eyes
that your eyes will open and you will see it for yourself.