Pacifier At Night

9 Jun

You wake in the night and sit there.
You can’t make it better
because you know
you’ve lost it.  You need help,

so you weep and wait.  By and by,
hands fumble through sheets
until they locate the hidden
place it came to rest.

Those same hands find you,
find your face, your
lips…okay, there you go.  Now,
lay your sleepy head on the pillow.

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3 Responses to “Pacifier At Night”

  1. Marinela June 10, 2009 at 1:57 am #

    Such a nice poem 🙂

  2. steve June 10, 2009 at 8:57 am #

    love it. perfectly describes many midnight interactions w/my daughter.

  3. Joe July 15, 2009 at 11:03 am #

    yes, I often lament the blind search for the misplaced midnight mouthpiece.

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