Against the wet dark windows
Drumbeat of soothing rains.
From the nearby railway station
Rhythmic symphony of trains.
Chortling clatter on the cold rails,
Percussion clash of shunting cars,
Whistle blast and panting engine,
Smoky notes beneath the stars.
Cocooned in pitter patter -
Thoughts of promises to keep.
Rambling dreams of far off places.
Any wonder: I can’t sleep!
photo: Woman's Bedroom in The Roedde House Museum - Vancouver, BC
© 2012 Wendy Bourke