The Silver Lining

I appreciate optimists
In fact
I consider myself one
battered though I may be

Those unsullied
still waiving their flags about
like solitary frat boys with boners and no means
could use some realism
at least occasionally

‘Tis true
if one intends to find
a cloud’s silver lining
and gleen some sheen from a turd
an optimist’s power
unquestionably
will prevail

But just so you know
sometimes
that silver lining
is mercury.

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