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Fave-O-Lit Friday

 

 

Going to Bed

by George Bilgere

I check the locks on the front door
               and the side door,
make sure the windows are closed
               and the heat dialed down.
I switch off the computer,
               turn off the living room lights.

I let in the cats.

               Reverently, I unplug the Christmas tree,
leaving Christ and the little animals
               in the dark.

The last thing I do
               is step out to the back yard
for a quick look at the Milky Way.

               The stars are halogen-blue.
The constellations, whose names
               I have long since forgotten,
look down anonymously,
               and the whole galaxy
is cartwheeling in silence through the night.

               Everything seems to be ok.

One thought on “Fave-O-Lit Friday

  1. I love these poems you post. I stole last week’s for my blog. I’m so glad The Quail is back home- hoping everyone is feeling better!

    Happy, Happy Holidays from our family to yours!

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