Three Wishes


It took me near five decades to decide
exactly which three wishes I’d select,
but I am ready now – I’ve trued and tried
assorted theories and I don’t expect
to change my mind, arranged to best receive
the favors of a genie or an elf
(our childhood stories taught us to believe
three wishes are more magical than self).

I’ll take ability to teleport;
I’ll understand the animals at speech;
and I’ll complete my boons with healing touch.
Now travel will to me be child’s sport,
I’ll learn by talking what the cheetahs teach,
and stroke to health the brows I love so much.

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