Lucy’s 4:00 a.m. Christmas Wish For You

May no possums caution their ugly selves
along the top of your backyard fence,
just out of reach.

No foxes slip in after darkD4216E1E-2B54-4CE7-98AE-32A3D21FD71E
to drink your water bowl dry.

No skunks declare their stinky selves.

No cats yowl
in the alley.

And that Great Horned Owl in the top of the
sixty-foot pecan tree keep his wings tucked
for the night.