last night, batman put this little treat* down in front of me.
i inhaled a breath to blow out the candle
and a wave of emotion swept over me.
what i have wished for on every birthday
for as long as i can remember
my eyes welled with tears and i looked
across the table at batman.
"my wish has come true!"
and maybe his eyes glistened too.
what an astonishing thing,
to have a dream come true.
it is still hitting me,
nearly a year later.
i can't tell you what i wished for last night,
maybe it will come true, too.
*a treat from the bakery at King Arthur Flour.