March 25

Prayer to the Sandman

Prayer to the Sandman


I listen to my music

Pen poised in hand

I hear the purring of a cat

I feel soft sheets beneath me


I see soft lighting

Unpacked boxes of books

Things yet undone from a great upheaval


Now I feel the furry warmth of my beloved pewter

Snuggled to my side

I hear my loyal corgi-dog

Shift at the foot of the bed and sigh


I see stark walls;

Awaiting my beloved prints

Pamphlets gathered from my latest horsey function


I am wearing a soft grey t-shirt

A big sloppy one

Given to me by an old boyfriend long ago


I am propped on pillows

Writing fast to maintain my exhaustive train of thought

The blinds are drawn

I proverbially draw the blinds on my day

As if to say ‘goodnight world’

Please let this be a proper rest

For the first time in ages


Let me slip into sleep oh elusive sandman

Let me sleep and dream of sheep


~Charlotte Greer Slater


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Posted March 25, 2020 by Charlotte Von Woffle Greer in category "All of Charlotte's Poetry

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From Review: "Charlotte Von Woffle Greer is an artist in the truest sense of the word. Tormented, embattled, strong, fearless and fearful. Curious, and full of wonder yet jaded and defeated at times. An artist shares what they feel. A true and brave artist shares what they feel completely as Charlotte does, in these pages." -Erik Johnson