A Wish

by Salman Akhtar

Salman Akhtar

I want to be like my dog.

To speak more with my eyes than with my tongue.
To be happy with a walk around the neighborhood.
To not need clothes.
To never be sleepless and always find it easy to wake up.
To have keen ears and loyal blood.
To own a dictionary of smells.
To grow old with my favorite toys around.

And, when the time comes,
to be put to rest by someone who truly loved me.

Last updated November 02, 2022