JANIS SOSHIN LEVINE



Half Past Midnight


Half past midnight
Down the stairs he stealthily steals
Step by step
While all souls sleep and dream

Half past midnight
Down he comes, boney and bearded
Barefoot of course
While all souls sleep and dream

Half past midnight
Down and down, descending
Never ending
While all souls sleep and dream

Half past midnight
Down and outside starry skies
Speak soft
While all souls sleep and dream

Half past midnight
Down in the water, deeper than deep
Longer than that
His soul now asleep, dreams on.

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