When I Can’t Go to Sleep at Night
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“When I Can’t Go to Sleep at Night,” Friend, May 1991, 26

When I Can’t Go to Sleep at Night

When I can’t go to sleep at night,

I shut my eyes, then squeeze them tight.

I roll up in a little ball

Until I’m hardly there at all.

I put my pillow on my head

Or stretch out sideways on my bed.

I let my arms fall to the floor,

And then I count to ninety-four.

My mom would surely have a fright

If she came in to check some night

And found my feet where head should be.

I bet she would uncover me,

Turn me ‘round and tuck me in,

Then pull the covers to my chin.

She would make sure that I’m all right

When I can’t go to sleep at night.

Illustrated by Shauna Mooney

Photography by Jed Clark