Silver Linings Haiku

    Silver Linings Haiku

October 2012
Michael Gollin

Terrible news, but
I’m mining silver linings.
Play the cards you’re dealt!

I’ve been dealt good hands.
This is a bad one, for sure.
Who wins? Who loses?

Reach up to the clouds
for silver linings, then mine
them deep in the dirt.

I am silver-rich,
gaining each day’s precious gift,
hoarding happiness.

Give to get, they say.
But what if your gift is grief?
Loved ones give back love.

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