A SIGN OF SLEEP

by joannagilmanhyde

The Hawk Queen Bed 8:39pm

The Other Day when I did The Laundry

a spiky caterpillar stuck to the wall

of Our Green Bed Room —

the next time I saw Him

He had crawled to the far wall

with its big windows

and tonight

I see He has wrapped Himself up

where the wall meets the ceiling

in a cozy cocoon

so I can keep an eye

on His Emergence