What Kind of Grateful

What The Prince Wants

The Prince wants to do something right
thinking
maybe this can help me

He wants to be filled up
Prince wants most
to be significant
He wants to be remembered as having
lived

He sees someone bagging groceries
late one night
there is one grateful man
thinks Prince

He sees the grocery bagger another night
soon Prince goes back to the store
whenever he needs a reminder
watches the man bag groceries

One night he feels the opportunity
I am watching you, says Prince,
what makes you so happy?

I used to take from this store
says the grocery bagger
now I work here
now I am giving something back

There is nowhere
I would rather be right now
than here

Says the grocery bagger
he looks at Prince to see if he understands
thinking
I’ve said enough

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