Single Syllable Sleep

Sleep can fix
a mind that cries
a chest that heaves
a breath that sighs

Close your eyes
Curl your legs
Hear the beat
your pulse begs

Sleep can heal
a soul that mourns
an eye that droops
a heart that burns

Rest your head
Say no words
Hug the sheets
Do not stir

Sleep can cleanse
all thoughts of dread
that taint of doubt
those words he said

Live in your dreams
Make them your home
Hold to that peace
A new day will come


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