Nap Time

Squirmy little bodies on little plastic mats

In little classrooms

With little tables

And little chairs.

Closing their tiny little eyes and pretending to sleep.

Pretending.

And as they lie on their little plastic mats

They have big dreams about big plans

To have big jobs like big people.

To be big firefighters and big policemen and big businessmen

Who do big things.

Meanwhile big people are in big offices

With big desks and big plans.

Pretending to feel as big as they seem.

Pretending.

Wishing their own names were big enough to fit on the

Big name plates on their big desks.

Working for bigger people.

With bigger jobs.

And bigger names.

And all the while they keep inside their

Little hearts

The little secret

That they wish they could go back to being little people

In little classrooms with little tables and little chairs.

Closing their tiny little eyes and lying on little plastic mats.

With nothing as big as their

Big dreams.

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