This is a published poem (a lullaby) that I wrote on a visit to the San Francisco Bay Area, some time ago--a visit that convinced me to move there... AS YOU SLEEP Slumber gentle princess Serenely in your bed. Fashion new worlds Inside your head. Leave this world's concerns To those still awake; Cloak yourself in visions You alone partake. Excuse me as I savor Each breath you take, Floating on the cloud Of beauty you create. Allow me just one kiss Upon your downy cheek Before I too surrenderTo my own blissful sleep. Come tomorrow morning I will see you again my sweet And ask you of your sojourn In the shadows deep. Till then "Good Night" to you In your worry-free release; Watching you there I know There truly can be peace... Copyright © 1990 Raymond Sison. All rights reserved.