Light energy

Do you want to

know a secret?

***

Aside from the

three wishes

granted me by

my

Fairy Godmother

***

not a single one of my other wishes has ever come true!

***

So, what do you do

when all the

standard channels of

wishing

are closed to you?

***

What do you do

when 

it is not your birthday

and you have no

birthday candles?

***

What do you do

if, like me,

you find wish-bones,

kind of

disturbing?

***

I’ll tell you.

***

Did you know

that you can

make a wish on a

cloud?

***

It’s true!

***

Now I know what

you’re thinking,

“Make a wish on a cloud?

That sounds expensive!”

***

Well, you’ll be

happy to know that

it will cost you

almost

nothing.

***

So, go ahead,

find a cloud

and

make a wish!

***

But, remember,

it’s a cloud,

so,

it’s probably best

to keep your wish

simple,

or, cloud-related.

Blood pancakes

I asked myself,

should

I really have another

serving of pancakes?

***

After-all,

I had already finished

three helpings,

and

though I was dining

at an

eat-all-you-can

pancake restaurant,

I still felt I might be

over-doing it.

***

So, I asked God

for a sign.

Any sign at all.

Should I have one more serving

of pancakes?

***

Suddenly, I heard

the crackle of the diner’s

over-head television set

being turned on, and

then an urgent news report:

Mining disaster in Asia!

Many feared dead.

Hundreds more missing.

***

So, yeh, I had another

serving of pancakes.

But I did not feel good

about it

Gates of heaven

Last night

my goldfish

died,

driven insane

by syphilis

***

I guess I really

should have been

better about

changing the water

***

As atonement,

I wanted

the fish to have a

proper

Christian burial,

but, for all

my re-search,

I could find

nothing

on the subject

***

So, taking

a page from

the Bible,

I wrapped the

fish in it.

***

Bon voyage, old friend.


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RIP Vida

by Mary Cellini

© 2021