©2016 Susan Noyes Anderson
Plant me beside a mountain spring.
Don’t let the stinging nettles sting.
Lift fallen birds into their trees.
Preserve the ailing honey bees.
Release the calories from food.
Grant frazzled moms a happy mood.
Lead every white cell to its germ.
Help flirty ova hook a sperm.
Send bedbugs clear to Timbuktu;
send all of Congress with them, too.
Un-spend the dollars they have spent.
Find someone sane for President.
That last wish may be too ambitious
(circumstances not propitious).
So I’ll grant your wish, my friend
and cause this silly poem to end.