Bedtime Story

put on your pajamas
brush your teeth
drape tomorrow’s clothes
over the back of the chair
lay your slippers on the floor
and get into bed
i will read you a bedtime story
kiss you on the forehead
fluff your pillow
and smother you with it
no more goodnight moon
or little red riding hood
or three little pigs
tomorrow, we’ll put your body
in the old wooden trunk
strip the sheets from the bed
wash out the filth
tidy up the room
greet the van from the orphanage
and welcome a new little boy
or new little girl
welcome home

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