Here's an untitled poem from For Paul and Other Poems, in Collected Works by Lorine Niedecker:
The death of my poor father
and two small houses.
To settle this estate
a thousand fees arise--
I enrich the law.
Before my own death is certified,
recorded, final judgement
I shall own a book
of old Chinese poems
to probe the river
Simple wishes, hopefully obtained.
If you haven't viewed the "Before I Die" project of Candy Chang, be sure to visit it here. I'd like to think that most people's wishes can be fulfilled if they make an effort.
Katya is today's Round-Up host at Write. Sketch. Repeat.