Rest Your Sleepy Head

Maureen Smith

A creative column entry by Maureen Smith

As you tuck into bed,
rest your sleepy head.
Your toasty cookies set out
as a free handout.
However before you doze,
take heed to this idea I propose.
You think you know who is coming.
But that is a false assumption.
Do you know who is in your home?
Who you allow to freely roam?
The good ole Saint Nick,
has found a lock that he can pick.
Do you know who you have invited?
Are you sure you want to stay excited?

Shrink into you blankets.
Hide your face from view,
for he is waiting for you.
Until you rest your sleepy head,

he waits
beneath
your bed.