It’s a sunny day
no longer a thing to dread
from a wooden cottage
a girl walks out
to a rock by the sea
carrying a cup of tea.

She leans back on the rock
pauses for a minute
her expansive gaze
taking in the calm sea
and chirping seagulls.

Distant notes from a guitar
light her face up in a smile
with a content sigh she reaches
for the bookmark in a worn-out book.

Dedicated to anybody who thinks this is a happy poem  😉