I have found

tree-lined street
photo: here

that oftentimes sadness creeps in.
and usually we allow it to.
we allow this dark creature into our brains
into our hearts without a fight.

but i've also found that if we try,
sadness can be pushed back.
it can be taken by surprise
and transported far far away.
all that's required is the company
of friends to remind us to smile,
a book that's a favorite, or simply
stepping outside.
smell the air and watch the trees dance
and show sadness it's not needed here.
it's truly as simple as that.