The stillness of night
I closed my eyes, shutting them in tighter and tighter
Trying to make my space as dark as it can possibly be
The deafening silence was killing me
Why can't I sleep?
All at once everything stopped moving
It was as if time and the world stood still
What cataclysmic event took place that the world would stop spinning?
My hearing has suddenly become ultra sonic
I can hear my neighbours breathing
I can hear the pitter and patter of animals scurrying along the rooftops
The owls are singing a midnight song
And I'm no longer concerned with blocking out the silence
I want silence but I still want noise
Who can understand stand me?
Who can give me what I want?
Tossing and turning
Crimping and stretching
Moving to all four corners of my bed
Looking for comfort but finding distress
And when I least expected
In the stillness of this night
Sleep came over me
The sandman heard my desperate plea
He sprinkled gold dust on my eyelids
Gave me sleepytime tea
The softest pillow to ever exist
He comforted me to sleep