We need light rain every morning at five,
lasting for an hour and a half
so that we can go out that day without worrying
about watering our lawns.
We need an infinite supply of charcoal
for weekend barbecues:
we are sure you can manage the felling and burning
of eligible trees for this task.
We need a widescreen television
in every house in this subdivision,
and we need a subdivision-wide subscription to
Netflix and HBO.
We need a large, bulletproof
plastic dome to be installed
around the perimeter of the subdivision
to keep out thieves. And bears.
We need you to cooperate with us
so that our community thrives
our children stay home at night
and our scary thoughts dissolve.