My husband gets very sad
Because of the virus
And the economy
And the political situation
And the dozens of killing wars
I could go on but you get the idea
Sometimes he doesn’t feel that any
Part of life
Is worth living
Except he says
When he goes to his shop
And makes a contraption or fixes a machine
He’s okay for awhile and
Forgets about the world’s problems.
For my part
I think people should be cheerful.
Happiness is the only compensation we have
For an ephemeral existence.