It's a tight shot
Of a happy, laughing family
Young enough to drink with dinner
Humble enough for carbs

Tripping on an idea of what could be
A parody or maybe fiction
Cultural criticism
My never wanting to say I'm right

Guilt works in all directions
Earnestness' fault
Excess' doubt
Keeping you from admitting that
Your wishes to Be
Might come true

be religious
Like a televangelist or witch
Living on trust and leaning on a public

"If we think it,
it will"
doesn't seem to work
And even together-

I'm just not convinced