By Phoebe Xu, Grade 8

Three Wishes

 by Colin Opdike

Three wishes
Three,
The first:
A football
Diamond-shaped
Brown color
Soft leather
Sailing through the air
To throw with friends
To catch with ease
To kick with power
Into the sky
Something to play with
That is outside

Wish two:
A shark
Fierce and scary
To have as a pet
To watch it swim around
For me
My pet shark
My favorite fish
I like sharks

My football in my hand
My shark
Next to me
All my wishes
All the things I need
But one

Wish three:
A book to read

 

Art by Phoebe Xu, Grade 8