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All I want

by Kevin T. McEneaney
Fri Dec 11th, 2015

Here’s my Christmas wish to God Almighty:

A ten percent raise in income, please;

A garage to put old tools and boots in;

A cat that doesn’t rake the spine of books;

A car whose rubber tires never wear out;

A coin from the reign of Henry V;

A blue tropical bird in a birdcage;

A gorgeous cactus blooming in winter.


In return for these few wayward presents,

I agree not to insist on world peace.

I will go to church each Sunday morning,

Drop a Jackson at the offertory,

Think good thoughts about my dog and brother.

May I not think of others as Other.