Sleep evades me almost every night, he hides in the shadows, taunting me with his dark face, I lay in bed and beckon him with my eyes to come and take me to a far away place, But He stays out of reach, and chuckles at my attempts, watching so still in my sight, I sigh with frustration and turn away, He does this most every night. The crickets chirp and the frogs all croak, then suddenly it begins to soothe me, He calls my name my eyes peel open, he laughs loudly at my misery. 'Please come to bed, I'm so tired, lay with me a while,' I pat the spot next to me, In silence he stands, He sighs then nods. Finally. Exhausted I turn and smile.