I want to listen to the waves.
I want to listen to them with you.

I want to surf the next wave.
I want to surf it with you.

I want to be an astronaut
I can catch the stars for you.
Catch each one
by the light of the moon.

And put them in a poem for you.

I want to.
And I will.
Whatever it takes.
I will see it through.

I will put my hands in the dirt\
And plant a seed for you.
For you to water it and watch it grow.

I will do this for you.
I will do this for you.
I will do this.
For you.

 

Jason Wright is the editor and founder of Oddball Magazine. His column appears weekly. His third book, Train of Thought 2: Almost Home is available now at the Oddball Book Store.