Shh, Go To Sleep

I tuck the thick woolen blanket

In around my sister's shoulders,

And I shush the drunken murmurs

Escaping the confines of her lips.

Smiling ruefully at the object of my attention

For the moment and fondly brushing a stray curl

Off her cheek, I perch on the edge of the

Bed, keeping watch for silent monsters in the night,

Resuming my vigil over a precious girl,

One to protect.

The End

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