I’ve taken a vow
Not to go to bed angry with the world.
I tell myself sweet bedtime stories
and fairy tales of better times.
I watch movies about
sustainable farming and healthy living.
pollution and the toxic air
of politics for daytime reality.
I pray while the sun is up,
and light shines on the truth.
I can’t go to sleep angry
with the world.
I want to have sweet dreams
of endless possibilities.
I don’t want to have doubts about humanity
or its existence in my sleeping hours,
the same way I do during my waking hours.
I will leave the day behind,
and enjoy sweet rest.
And when I arise,
I will work toward a hopeful future.