When your day is nearly done

and your head is on your pillow

how different are your thoughts

than  when ten years ago

your eye lids closed.


Or go back even farther

and wonder what they were

when you were small.


Your worries now

are not the same

as once upon a time

they claimed your mind .


Nor are your expectations

as they were

for they have changed as well.



Do you ever think of what

the little ones now

will ponder in

their pillow thoughts

when they have traveled

as  many years

that your can claim


Perhaps you’ll return

some way

and listen to

their pillow thoughts.


Perhaps someone who was

is with you now.


Perhaps  you’ll be listened to

as you try to go to sleep


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