g’night sweet girl

when my daughter cries at night

i hold her and i whisper

‘it’s ok, you’re just tired, i promise it’s ok’

while her tiny hands cling to my t-shirt

and i sit with her in the dark

white slats of her crib just visible

and she cannot see me but she knows

she knows

she is safe, it’s time to sleep,

goodnight, sweet girl, goodnight.

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