Poems of the Week

See You Later, Contemplator

by Steven Urquhart Bell

“Contemplation can help problem-solving and boost creativity, study claims”
The Guardian

I tackle every problem with a bout of contemplation:
Just sitting thinking quietly about the situation.
Examining it thoroughly from each and every angle
Prevents me acting hastily and getting in a tangle.

I formulate my whole campaign as clearly as I can,
Including what to do if something doesn’t go to plan.
And when my mental blueprints are as good as fully drawn
The problem weighs less heavily—the deadline’s long since gone.