Saturday, January 15, 2011

Dream Gently

"Dream gently, Girl."

"I'll try, without trying, to dream gently.

You're already away and will get this early in the morning. Two of my favorite things: to be sent to sleep or woken up with an e-mail all my own.

I'll pin it to my nightgown's front, this e-mail. A lost little girl with a please-take-me-safe-to-sleep note.

And when I board the train (with a satchel full of words and frames and paper planes of legal pad yellow) to dreamland or sleepville or wherever wishes take us, the conductor will say:

Oh! That's the girl with the ladder and apple friends.

Two stops and a swap at Dover, to Babylon for her.

Good night all."