Karmic Prayer

“Dear God, please forgive me. It was wrong to wish death on that person.”

“No worries kiddo! Your wish is granted, BTW.”

“What!? No, I take it back.”

“Too late! Yep, he’s definitely going to die. 100% chance of it.”

“……Ah, I get it. Yeah, not funny.”

“Oh, no, it’s actually hilarious, cosmically speaking. I mean, tragic, too. You’re gonna die, as well, FTR. It’s kind of a package deal.”

“But not because I wished it on someone else.”

“No! Not really. …Well …maybe a little bit.”

“This shared mortality thing is supposed to make me have empathy for my enemies, is that it?”

“What kind of monster do you take me for? And yes.”