The stranger said, “My name is Ken.
What can I ask the god of the universe for, for you?”
I said, “I need my husband to land a job
that pays more bills while preserving his health.”
Ken said, “You don’t understand your plight
as a woman in our sexist world-
It’s that you never ask anything for yourself.
Try again to tell me your personal needs.”
So I said, “Oh, then ask your god
of the universe to save my soul.”
And that’s how I got the god of his own universe
and then leave me alone.