Cover Photo: 3 A.M. by Lauren Suval

3 A.M.

It is 3 a.m.

and wrong words escape our mouths

with ruthless exhaustion

The middle of the night does not count

3 a.m. knows nothing.

It is 3 a.m.

and deliberate words escape our mouths

with cautious intent

The night holds onto our secrets

3 a.m. will never tell.

Lauren Suval studied print journalism and psychology at Hofstra University, and she is a writer based in New York. Her work has been featured on Psych Central, Thought Catalog, Catapult Community, and other online publications. Lauren's e-book “Coping With Life’s Clutter” and her latest book, “The Art Of Nostalgia,” a collection of personal essays, can both be found on Amazon. She loves to be followed on Twitter @LaurenSuval and on Facebook @LaurenSuvalWriting.