Falling Asleep


Waiting for sleep to visit. Photo from Goodnight Moon

20 minutes of counting sheep

One sheep, two sheep, three

Over the fence and through the cloud

Attempting to fall asleep


Not as easy as it seems

Laying in bed for eternity

Wondering when peace will come

Envisioning my approaching dreams


Trying to find my inner calm

Blankets pulled up

Pillows fluffed

Humming a solemn psalm


Sleepiness climbing

While the stars glisten

The cat meows

The moon smiling


Feeling my eyes shut tight

Letting rest swaddle

Warm and bundled

Finally, my goodnight