A trait of Joseph Biden, his extremely stubborn
optimism, like a magic lamp he’s rubbin’
to conjure magically for us a genial genie,
will not succeed, I fear, the omens seeming to this meanie
predictive not of genial genies. An aggressive gremlin
likely to unravel Biden’s optimism, in the Kremlin
making pessimism – though unpopular- his brand
of mens insana in a White House made of sand.
He’s doomed to suffer pessimism like the rest of us,
thrown both by Putin and Xi Jinping underneath a bus,
his streetcar of desire steered by means of wishful thinking
speeding down a highway potholed by hopes that are sinking.
In the 6/17/21 NYT, Michael Shear writes (“After Putin Meeting, a Biden Trait Shows Itself Again: Stubborn Optimism”):
The president’s insistence on an “optimistic face” could open him up to criticism. But his allies insist it’s an essential ingredient to making progress.