Tag: night

Good Omens

sprinklers

Good Omens

 

I took it as a good omen

when the sprinklers popped up

out of the grass and began to

sing water as I walked by.

 

I took it as a good omen

that the moon was nearly full that night,

not bloated with tryptophan pride,

but just full enough for contented humming

and glowing.

 

I took it as a good omen

that the moths flocked to the porch light.

As the loneliest light bulb

in the house (or out of the house),

it was good to see it

get some attention.

 

I took it as a good omen

that my coat was frayed,

for a good day at the grind

is well-worth the pain

by the time the body hits the mattress

and drifts off into dreams

of good omens.

-M.M.

I Do Not Want to Go to Bed

 

I Do Not Want to Go to Bed

 

I do not want to go to bed.

I do not want to rest my head.

Can’t you hear a word I’ve said?

I do not want to go to bed!

 

Sleep is for the weak and lame.

You cannot sleep to win a game.

Alert or not, I feel the same.

To sleep right now would be a shame.

 

You can sleep when you are dead.

I’d rather live and get ahead.

Can’t you hear a word I’ve said?

I DO NOT WANT TO GO TO BED!

 

Bed is full of bugs that bite.

I promise it will be alright,

If I just leave on the light,

And stay awake all through the night.

 

I do NOT want to go to bed.

All right! I’ll go and rest my head.

I’ll stay awake, won’t make a peep,

But I will never fall asl…

-M.M.