My mother walks in heavy boots
across my dreaming night of sleep.
While down the hall my children sleep,
at least the two that are at home.
They cross my dreaming night of sleep
with stars as slippers on their feet.
At least the two that are at home.
Their sister lives some states away.
With stars as slippers in her past
she walks a life that is her own.
My oldest lives some states away
and often leaves her door unlocked
which draws a life that is her own.
So sure is she the world is good
she often leaves her door unlocked.
I worry from my sleeping bed
and work to know the world is good.
Though mothers walk in heavy boots
I dream of slippers made of stars,
while down the hall my children sleep.