Louise Gluck




The Wish

Remember that time you made the wish?

          I make a lot of wishes.

The time I lied to you
about the butterfly. I always wondered
what you wished for.

          What do you think I wished?

I don't know. That I'd come back,
that we'd somehow be together in the end.

          I wished for what I always wish for.
          I wished for another poem.