Before you sleep

Lay me to sleep under the setting sun,
Forget-me-nots growing beneath my closed eyelids,
I am the restless sleep that haunts most nights,
Smoke twanging guitar chords in your eardrums,
Don’t forget me in your moonlit slumber,
My shadow stretched long across your door,
Every dream is just a strange story we tell ourselves,
About all the things we have yet to know,
so breathe easy as the twilight comes,
Watch the sky wash with indigo, like a veil pulled over your eyes,
Do not count your worries like beads on a rosary,

instead count your blessings the way you can infinitely count the stars,
There’s so much magic in the moments we re-live lost loved ones,
Besides, your restless soul cannot imagine,
all the beauty you have not seen.