The Optimist’s Sonnet
I’m thankful for this flat tire
making me late for work.
At least I have a car and two jobs
so I can keep up my payments.
I’m thankful for this headache
reminding me I’m alive and for Advil
since I can’t take time off to see a doctor
even if I could afford the co-pay.
I’m trying to stay positive
since my girlfriend’s pregnant
but I’m afraid to ask for a raise
since they busted the union.
I’m thankful that this year was so damn bad,
there’s no way next year could get any worse.