He had thousands of wants
sitting on his shoulders.
One day he decided
to lighten the load,
so he wrote some wants on pieces of paper
and put them in rivers
to roll away to the sea.
Then he threw some wants
into the sky to see them soar
and slowly disappear like suffering.
Some wants were taken to a mountain
where they wandered away
and others simply stopped breathing
and slipped easily off his shoulders.