3 AM

The mind wanders and wanders,

A non-stop flow of thoughts and demands,

Shoulds, woulds, musts …

So much to do…

Why am I so hard on myself?

Breathe, relax – It’s only three am. Still plenty of time to sleep..

Turn the pillow over, snuggle down into the covers.

Vacation week, and the musings still don’t stop….


7 thoughts on “3 AM

  1. I can totally relate to this succinct musing. Why are we so hard on ourselves, expecting nighttime to find solutions to our hectic pace?

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  2. There are a couple of other Slicers who’ve been waking up in the middle of the night. You should form a writing club with each other!

    Just kidding.

    Waking up at night isn’t fun. Have you ever tried meditation? I use the Headspace app. There’s a special session for sleep and it has worked wonders for me.

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  3. This happens often to me too!


  4. Not fun to have your brain still on duty at night, especially a vacation night. Here’s to sweet dreams tonight.


  5. I used to think I was the only one who woke up in the middle of the night, my mind turning things over. It is funny how helpful turning the pillow can be.

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  6. Oh, this is too bad that you are spending vacation week like this! I enjoyed your poem.


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