My pillow caresses my head
Whispering, “It’s time to come to bed.”
I nod sleepily and nozzle in
Creating a cocoon in my blanket
I’m preparing to fall asleep
But there’s a brightness penetrating my eyelids
I peek out of one eye
I’ve forgotten the darn light!
Screw it. It can wait until morning.
I throw my blanket over my head
And let the sleep carry me off
To a place I can drift on the waves of my subconscious.