• Vol. 05
  • Chapter 03
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I Dream of Genies

You won't get me to expand on this.
You’re only concerned with explosions,

and centrifugal motion, with BIGGER,
that implosions and quieter centripetal forces
are left behind.
If I had those fabled three wishes

then, sure, I’d wish for three more per wish,
but as soon as the last of the nine wishes is spent

I’d be straight back in the lamp;

a rat up a drainpipe
throwing out promises of this
and that, left and right, then front
and centre.

I’ll give you not what you need
but what you want,
and there’s the rub.