In Some Nambulence Social


Awake! at 3:30

  it’s way much too early

for a still world outside,

  dark and plain.


I look out my window

and every tenth window,

  one out of ten,

is the same.


A face at each window,

checking the windows

of others, to see

  who’s germane.


We wave to each other,

return to our covers,

to arise in the later 



And then at 4:30,

when it’s ‘still’ pretty early,

ten other


  do the same.





©2013, Marvin Loyd Welborn

[Revised 22 April 2013; 26 February 2014]


  1. ha nice..i like the waving, the connecting with those that can’t sleep as well.. at least you know you are not alone..a good feeling after all…smiles

  2. I used to feel like I was the only one up in the middle of the night when I was nursing my babies. It’s a sobering feeling.


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