How is your 4AM Now? – Charlotte Thomas

Exchanging secrets of our childhoods

My name is Charlotte Thomas and i’m a 25 year old mother to two and an English student who stays up too late writing poetry fueled by coffee. I admire all your hard work and dedication and would love to share a piece of my work with you.

Kind regards,


How is your 4AM now?

Exactly one year ago tonight 

It was 4AM and we were delirious 

In my slightly creaky bed  

Creating free highs and  

Exchanging secrets of our childhoods –

Our best Pokémon cards  

Mum’s worst dinners  

Passwords to hidden dens   

Awkward first kisses

Exactly one year ago tomorrow  

As we lay in my bed  

You put your hands in mine 

And asked me to be yours 


In return I told you  

I would have traded my shiny card, 

Ate mum’s worst concoction 

And gave all my passwords away  

For any kiss with you.

Exactly a year later at 4AM 

I lay here in that same creaky bed 

Remembering the feel of your hands  

On the night you became mine 

Because you were 

You were mine and I was yours 

It seemed simple.  

I can’t help but wonder 

Do you still think of me too? 

Charlotte Thomas

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