Gone are the childhood ways

tucked away with a flashlight and a book

staying up past bedtime

for the resolution of the plot

risking morning for the sake of those books

adulthood loses some charm

with responsibility and fatigue

bedtime and books locked into a small slice of time

but we dream those plots

and turn the page

falling into a story once more – Caroline A. Slee

Bedtime and Books

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