LUCIE THORNE

Can’t Sleep For Dreaming

A swarm of sudden silver
Winged swath against the sky
Then they form a perfect arrow
Above me with the sun in my eyes

Their form keeps on shifting
Fog drifting from a stand of trees
Out there where we ran laughing
Kicking like kids through the piles of leaves

And I can’t help it
Like those bells that just keep ringing
Been hit by it
And I can’t sleep for dreaming

It’s everywhere that I go
Going back to everywhere that I’ve been
From that city steeped in deep snow
To this valley steeped in rolling green

As I lean against this window
Rain beading from glass to sill
I keep thinking how we made it better
How we could make it better still

I can’t help it
Give me shoulder shaking! Give me crying out loud!
I’ve been hit by it
And I can’t sleep for dreaming now

I can’t help it
Like those bells that just keep ringing
I’ve been hit by it
And I can’t sleep for dreaming