Universal Sandman

And you alone will be there
when whatever is needed, is needed,
and you alone will bring down

the snow from the mountains
to cover all the bare roots.
You alone will bring sleep, like

pennies on all the eyelids, on
all the people you can find,
anyone who will lie still enough,

long enough for you to do your
fully thankless job — another
round of dreaming — and move on.

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