Let my sister
not get pregnant
in the barn
on the pile of yellow twine.
Let Dad
not wish to move away
for vocational school.
Let tuning up
his own piece of junk
be enough.
Let my mother
not have to go to work.
She’s afraid
to learn to drive.
Please don’t let the dog
get any crazier.
Dad doesn’t want
to shoot her. Let this fence
always hold me,
let me stay in this house forever.