In the darkness, illuminated by a night light,
In the silence, made noisy from the steady stream of passing cars,
I wait patiently.
I’m waiting for a jolt of the day drifting away,
Waiting for the quietness of soft snores and steady breath,
Waiting patiently and then smiling as I know you’re off to the land of nod,
Off on an adventure only your wild imagination could create,
And I close my eyes and I listen and I wait.