if you’ll just close your eyes and be still
i will ink together your freckles,
draw ozone clouds around bruises,
and erase that black hole in your chest.
you’re not a galaxy i want to see collapse.
and i know it’s hard to put the world down,
but even titans and cornerstones don’t last forever.
so lay down in the dark dewy grass now,
i will watch for monsters and misfortune,
so that nothing but the wind will howl.
close your eyes and be still,
because darling, you need to sleep.