Day Two: Write a List
Today, write your own list on one of these topics:
- Things I Like
- Things I’ve Learned
- Things I Wish
- Things You’re Good At
Choose one? Just one? Okay.
:::THINGS I WISH:::
I wish monsters were real
and that Haunted Houses were bedeviled by ghost people and ghost cats and ghost dogs and man eating plants.
I wish I could sail Ghost Ships and catch Ghost Trains to work.
I wish I was there one minute before the Big Bang and one minute after the Universe ends
and I wish Martians would finally get around to invading the Earth
before the Mercurians get their act together.
I wish all my dreams could be nightmares
and all of my nightmares were dreams
and I wish I could draw them and sing about them
and that I could pass them around like the common cold
or the Plague, or maybe even Rabies.
I wish I could have made mummies
and placed them in tombs that were as tall as a mountain
or so far into the Earth where there is almost no air
and that I could have sat with them
in the dark
Flesh and blood among bones and decay.
I wish I could try it, even for a day.
If I only had one wish and from this list I had to choose
I wouldn’t bother
I’d hold out for it all
That’s the wish I’d choose.