oh anxious heart!
how I wish I could bottle you up  
how I long to wrap you up so tight-ly
sealed shut-safe from everyone's waist
all the po llu ti on.

oh fragile frame
please do not
be mindless
I dare you to sit
to dwell

oh  please just stay in place
FOR.ONCE
oh please just do what I SAY.


and you haven't even fallen asleep yet and not even the moon is keeping you company.