Creativity is a brat at bedtime!
For all of those endless early-morning hours
of late-night t.v.
and Oreos and milk
barely feed his crib-rocking fever.
No sucker for a lullaby,
this little one locks strong legs
and steely will
against your efforts to sing him to sleep.
Only when he sees you pick up paper and pen
because you’ve given in,
does this tiny tyrant slumber, satisfied,
knowing he’s won, again.
** Kim Kathleen Terry **