I am going to bed

I am going to bed to eat biscuits, drink tea
I am going to bed to read well-translated poetry
I am going to bed to lie with clenched fists
I am going to bed to dream of a kiss

I am going to bed to remember
I am going to bed to forget
I am going to bed to smell the coffee
I am going to bed to gaze at the photo standing next to me

I am going to bed to collect my thoughts
I am going to bed to smell the pines from this morning’s walk
I am going to bed to shape the pillow to my head
I am going to bed to breathe slowly and sweat

I am going to bed to feel cool cotton on my back
I am going to bed to fall fast asleep with my nose in a book
I am going to bed to wonder what trend not to follow
I am going to bed to plan out every tomorrow

I am going to bed to stare at the darkness
I am going to bed to think of the sweetness
I am going to bed to sleep the sleep of the sleepy
I am going to bed to write sleep-drizzled poetry

I am going to bed to cover my head with two pillows, one duvet
I am going to bed to close my eyes and dream very slowly
I am going to bed to plan my next trail run
I am going to bed to fall in love all over again

I am going to bed to see the sky behind blue eyes
I am going to bed to know that you are my lover
I am going to bed to feel we are floating on the waves
I am going to bed to know that it is over

Tell me a story

Daddy, tell me the story of the ninja horse.”

“I don’t know that one.”

“The princess, the sword and the unicorn.”

“Or that one.”

“Mummy knows them.”

“Clever Mummy. What about the one where Jack’s beans talk?”

“No.”

“The one where poor little Nick never gets chosen but one day the teddy bears pick Nick?”

“OK. But only if they live happily ever after. And together.”

“OK.”

“I like together.”