When I Can’t Go to Sleep at Night

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    When I can’t go to sleep at night,
    I shut my eyes, then squeeze them tight.
    I roll up in a little ball
    Until I’m hardly there at all.
    I put my pillow on my head
    Or stretch out sideways on my bed.
    I let my arms fall to the floor,
    And then I count to ninety-four.
    My mom would surely have a fright
    If she came in to check some night
    And found my feet where head should be.
    I bet she would uncover me,
    Turn me ‘round and tuck me in,
    Then pull the covers to my chin.
    She would make sure that I’m all right
    When I can’t go to sleep at night.

    [illustration] Illustrated by Shauna Mooney

    [photos] Photography by Jed Clark