When I Sleep

by Bruce Lansky
It’s so hot on the Amazon
I sleep with no pajamas on.
But way up north in Delaware
I sleep in my long underwear.
And when I go to Baltimore,
before I sleep I lock the door.
But when I’m back at home instead,
if I can’t sleep I read in bed.


Text © Bruce Lansky reprinted from If Pigs Could Fly...and Other Deep Thoughts, published by Meadowbrook Press. Illustration © Stephen Carpenter. Any copying or use of this poem or illustration without consent is unlawful.

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