I Wanted

I wanted to make you
the finest poem I could.
But I dropped
the paper in a puddle
and the words floated away.

I wanted to make you
the finest ship you
had ever seen.
So I did.
I tested it in the bath
and it sank.

I wanted to make you
the finest meal you
had ever tasted.
I did but the cat
knocked it from the stove.

I wanted to make you
the finest kite
you had ever flown.
And I did
but the wind carried it away.

I wanted to make
you happy with all these fine things,
but there is only me
left to give.

Sometimes you still smile.

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