Pocket wife

I want a wife in my pocket

She would have chartreuse wings and magenta lips

She would put brownies in my lunchbox and buy boxes of the finest chocolates for my friends on their birthdays

My pocket wife would have a tiny waist

I want a husband in my pocket

Who would never hand me an instruction manual

He would wear an acorn hat to put out fires

He would give me exact change

I want a mother in my pocket

She would do the same things as my wife but she would be plump and have a few gray hairs

She would make my bed and read my stories

I want a father in my pocket

He would look like Santa Claus

Or a distinguished talk show host

He would tell me what to do

Because it works for girls and boys

I would need them all with me

But I would keep them in separate pockets

For their safety

And mine.

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