Sleepy

A loud noise
Sleepy child
Fall into bed
Close your eyes

I will watch over you
There’s nothing to fear
I will stand by you
Be brave, my dear

Ugly words
Like scars unhealing
Halting words
Stumble over what I shouldn’t be feeling

Sleepy dreams
Come, take me away
Not to tomorrow yet
I’m stuck in yesterday

Give me a kiss
and I shall give you my word
But, remember, ‘m no merchant
Just a free, lonely, sleepy bird.