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by Rhyssa
Rated: 13+ · Poetry · Contest Entry · #1994727
against blankets
when Mama tucks me into bed,
it’s way too soon to sleep,
so I count shadows crossing light
crawl from the sheets to dance all night
instead of counting sheep

‘cause they do secret, parent things
I’m curious to see
I’ll figure out just what they hide
it’s bedtime so I’ll sneak outside
that’s good enough for me

yes, I’ll wander through the house
and blink the sleep away
I just need to rest my eyes
it’s not a yawn, you’re telling lies
five nods, and then I’ll play

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