Closing
by Kenneth P. Gurney 

Night tucks you under the covers
of its darkness
and never turns the stars off.

When you ask Night to read you
a bedtime story, it takes out a book
of a billion bones.

When you ask Night for a glass of water
it shines the moon on a nearby pool
and the frogs echo your snores.

Night tucks you under the covers
of its darkness
as an owl wakes to guard your sleep.

 

 

Kenneth P. Gurney lives in Albuquerque, NM, USA with his beloved Dianne.  He edits the anthology Adobe Walls which contains the poetry of New Mexico.  His latest book is This is not Black & White.  To learn more visit  http://www.kpgurney.me/Poet/Welcome.html

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