Absolved of my needs
I am free to make wishes in the lab
behind my house.
I will give one to a neighbor,
one to a frenemy,
one billion to the child in his cradle
listening to his box being built
You, baby, need a wish from each of us
to buy the days needed to learn to spell your name.
I will make you premium wishes
in the truest shades of purple,
with gossamer threads of longing
unraveled from rainbows.
I will seal each wish with the cool light that shines off
the stones in the brook.
Each wish can purchase a minute or a moment.
I will package them in pods of 9.
Sister Mercy be kind.