I finally understand why bitter love
Poems are popular, why sadness
Is a more frequent muse than elation.
It is not because pain is stronger than pleasure,
But because we guard joy like a dragon does gold.
We believe happiness is a thing that can be taken away
From us. We lock it up and hide it in order to protect
What makes us happy from everyone–including ourselves.
A. J. Hayes
Give a poet a pen