Night watch, 0300

These are strange
And dangerous days:

Threats grow,
Foes gather

And all manner of terrors
Wait beyond our walls.

But sleep on, my loves:
I will take this watch;

The solitary sentry
Standing-to on night’s cold ramparts

Waiting on a distant dawn
And praying for relief.

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2 thoughts on “Night watch, 0300

  1. I up Mindful Thoughts expecting it to be a bit of twaddle but found that I identified with virtually every part of it. It has instantly become a cherished possession and I am minded to buy copies as gifts for cyclist friends.

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