At night
I lie
in bed
listening to sounds
of day just
fade away,
I hear some
cars hurry
past off to
night jobs,
I hear the last
tweets of birds
as they tuck into
their nests, and
as I lay there,
thinking about
the day, I slowly
drift off to

By Caralyn Patton (free verse exercise, May 2007, 5th Grade)