2020-02-19T12:42:28-08:00February 19th, 2020|Parenthood|

The nightmare

You had a nightmare so you crawl into our bed
folding your little body tight against mine
as if the nightmare
is still trying to find a way in

you tell me all about it
and I put a tutu on the monster
which makes you laugh

finally you fall back asleep
but all parts of you are still wrapped around me
and even though I can’t possibly sleep this way
I pull you in tighter
just in case nightmares
do look for cracks

and I wait
with a quiet vigilance
until the sun gets hoisted up
rubbing all the darkness away.

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