Miles Seiden

Keeping positive under pressure

Photo by Maria Oswalt on Unsplash

It’s not that I am never-neg
without a downer thought,
or that I speak false positives
to neutralize my lot

I often visit shadow realms
that occupy the mind,
but I was born a Capricorn
and darkness is maligned

There’s light and shade in everything,
a graduated slope
When doubt appears to cloud what’s clear
I seek the edge called hope

Despite the virus, wars and clime
there’s goodness, love and change
that takes a back seat in the news,
the doom-and-gloom exchange

The currency of discontent
could tear us all apart
The upbeat aims to balance fear
with prose, design and art

The Optimist is but a lens
that’s practical, you see,
for hopes and dreams to come alive
with less anxiety

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Senryus for sentimental, sentence-loving sentients

Photo by Ryan Wallace on Unsplash

Of a, an, and the,
the genuine article
is definite — the

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Prepositions are
sci-fi laser phrasers that
can warp space and time

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The overbearing
chef’s verbose reverb split the
overbaked custard

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It’s intense to have
one’s deep thoughts interrupted
by interjection…

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Photo by Murray Campbell on Unsplash and background edits by the author

The second
surveys at super-speed
and slyly
sips a scotch
without savoring

The minute
meanders through madness-es
and mindfully
meditates on materialism
as medicine

The hour
hopes for human-kindness
and heartbreakingly
hobbles along heckling
the have-nots

The day
dreams of do-goodery
and digitally
doodles for dollars
toward delivery

The week
wanders through what-ifs
and wistfully
whittles down words
of wakening

The month
muses about merch-making
and monotonously
mines for missives
and mentions

The year
yearns for yoga-nidra
and yawningly
yammers for yesterday’s
yardstick

The decade
debates the dear-departed
and decisively
delivers diametric designs
as dispatches

The century
conjures up countless collectibles
and coaxingly
communicates via commercial-carrying
channels

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Miles Seiden

Miles Seiden

A (com)passionate creative and consultant for visionary organizations. Here to help unify a divided humanity and restore planetary harmony.