Night and Sleep by Mary Evelyn Pickering (1878)
O, Morpheus, bring me a dream
and Hypnos, bring me forgetfulness
while I sleep
let the world turn backwards
so I wake with dinosaurs,
fly through fruit trees,
keep seeds safe from asteroids,
and watch them grow
through hundreds of millennia.
for earthweal's weekly challenge: A Clockwork Green
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