Rest now my dear
Enter the dream state
For tonight, I will listen for you
As you escape beyond my reach
Into the land of dreams.
I will listen for the sound of the sliver of moon
Sliding off the edges of the canvas
Created by the inky dark sky.
I will concentrate on the sound of the world turning
Spinning around, around, and around,
Too fast to hear, and I will listen
Again, again, again.
I will listen intently
For the hissing sound of the stars
Traversing that same nighttime velvet canvas,
As they go ever chasing after the moon.
Back here on earth
I will hear the smallest sounds all around
The earth worm’s nighttime crawl
Mice nesting in the attic
The silence between the peeper’s night song notes
A fox’s movement through tall grass
Breathing of the child in the room across the hall.
So while you sleep, dreaming and traveling into infinity
Yet still resting some of your neurons
Rebuilding and repairing your very bodily structure
I will remain listening
To the sounds of the universe’s heartbeat.