Happiness

by Shiv Mirabito

I don’t want to get married
I don’t want to join the army
I don’t want to wave any flag
I don’t want to be president
or rule the world
or to be the king of curiosities
I don’t want to expand the empire
I don’t want to take away anyone’s rights
I don’t want to steal anyone’s thunder
I don’t want to be the most famous
or the richest man on Earth
I don’t want to live forever
I don’t want a six pack, a facelift, or botox
I don’t want to hate anyone who hates me
I don’t want everyone to love me
I just want everyone to be happy