Shakira Sison

My Wish For You

My wish for you is to lose
what is of value.
So that you’ll have no time
for struggle
the way you’ll have time
for regret.

So that the next seed that comes along
you’ll nurture,
so the next stem that takes root
you’ll shield,
never again wondering
if you did enough
upon harvest or storm,
drought or flood.
Loss being inevitable,
but regret, as a small mercy,
is not.

– Shakira Sison