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Another Curse Song



May you fall asleep late and wake early.
May you stay when you want to go and go when you would stay.
May trees refuse to shade you and the sun decline to light your way.
May roots rise to trip you and branches grab and hold you.
May dung beetles mine your anus and porcupines find your eyes.
May your love meet indifference and become bitter in your heart.
May you fear your love and love your fear.
May you hunger more the more you eat.
May the whole world love your enemies
and make them kings and queens.
May you speak truth and be ignored.
May you dream an elephant and accomplish an ant.
May you want everything forever,
and may you get nothing, nothing, nothing.

All poems are written and copyrighted by Michael C. Rush.
None may be republished or repurposed without permission.