Is It A Wonderful Life?

I’m no George Bailey.

My brother can still hear
from both of his ears.
He has escaped death
on more than one occasion
without any help from me.

No,
I’m no George Bailey.

As far as I can tell
my dad’s failed vasectomy
and mom’s pro-life choice
have had little effect
on the city in which I live

Some days
I empathize with George Bailey,
standing on the railing
wishing I never was.

I wonder if there is a Clarence
who has not yet earned his wings
assigned to my case
and just waiting for the right time
to tap me on the shoulder
and show me that I matter.

Then I remember:
I’m no George Bailey.

No,
I’m no George Bailey.

—–
*In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: ”Daring Do.”

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