Glow in the dark shooting stars
stuck to the ceiling
provide more comfort than any nightlight.
The closet is too dark and too far away
to be certain of its contents.
There is a soft and fluffy rug covering the hardwood floor
that will be a great sensation
to toes as they touch down in the morning.
Curtains hang and block out all of the dark outside.
The mirror reflects only the blankness
of the opposite wall.
A stereo sits on a dresser
in a corner of the room.
Its silence is louder than anything else,
even the ticking.
The clock on the wall must be an hour behind.