Leaky Faucet

For a sleepless night, or a much-interrupted one.
(Just now I hear Jonah’s pattering feet overhead and whimpering at the top of the stairs; he hates to sleep alone.)

The Leaky Faucet

All through the night, the leaky faucet
searches the stillness of the house
with its radar blip: who is awake?
Who lies out there as full of worry
as a pan in the sink? Cheer up,
cheer up,
the little faucet calls,
someone will help you through your life.

Ted Kooser, from Sure Signs: New and Selected Poems

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