“It’s simple,” she said,
“If you are ever given a wish, you must wish for happiness.
You should not waste your wish on money or love,
because those things might not make you happy.”
My mother’s advice was like that-
practical if you happened to find a genie or a leprechaun.
I do not know how to make brown bread that tastes like hers
or sew the button back on the coat she left me.
But, when the moment comes, I will know what to wish for.