I lay here
Quietly listening to my bedtime story,
Of a gigantic flood,
With animals; two by two,
In a humongous boat,
With the biggest, brightest rainbow.
Dreamily I gaze at the white ceiling,
Walls, and floor
Almost like a pearl; mind wandering.
Repositioning my head o my make-shift pillow
Silently listening to my father finishing the story
...A pearl with a rotten middle.
Finally my father's breathing steadied
I listened to my favorite lullaby
Beating strong and steady
The drum of life
Babum, babum, babum
My eyes slowly closed
Mind wandering to a farther,
I never heard my father's lullaby stilled.