A few of us may remember a night spent with dear, dear friends camping in the woods. Deep, off-site camping.
There were four of us. Two were afraid of bears. A couple afraid of humans.
In the end two slept. And two did not. The sleepers were candid–
we slept because we knew you were awake.
Guarding us, so to speak.
Vigilant and awake
Maybe a little paranoid, even.
Tired in the morning.
Some will stay awake
So that the little ones can be