Sleep

Sleep comes upon you quickly,

Wrapping your tender body

In sheets soft as cotton.

You rub tiredness into your eyes

With small actions of your small fingers,

And exhaustion creates smudges of shadow

Beneath your eyes.

The light is low,

A dim blue glow on the nightstand,

And your teddy is clasped

In your arms with a well-worn blanket

Made soft with hours of play.

As I croon to you with gentle sounds,

Sleep comes upon you quickly

Your breathing is deep and low

And off to dreamland you go.

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