Day 16

Goodnight

Written by Joan Lennon

© Museum of Childhood, Edinburgh

and then

quick!

you run

from the comfort of hug and hearth
across chilly bedroom floors

you leap

and snuggle

a fledgling
in a downy nest

warmed by

coppers full of embers
the colour of firelight
the scent of heat on sheets
hot water bottles
rubber-scalded
slurping inside their covers
a plush bear clutched tight
one eye watching out
for pyjama thieves
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