June 2, 2015

Pretty Please


Orbiting my bed
I have come full circle
from where I once began.
I don't believe
I'll be doing this, again.
Please let gravity
have its way
with me,
as every story
has a beginning,
middle, and an end,
and all children,
whether good or bad
must fall asleep
to mend
the raveled sleeve
of care,
no matter how hard
they try to stay awake,
begging for just
one more song,
one more reading
of the story.
Please, Daddy,
pretty, pretty please,
play it for me
one time more,
read it to me,
just like you did,
before.