I usually issue disclaimers when I'm with someone after 11 at night. I get too honest, too questioning. Luckily there are only a handful of people who are subjected to this, one of whom says that they can tell the time by my tone and type of question...
I find my words more easily after 11 at night.
I am freer with my thoughts.
I will ask the questions I am afraid to ask during the day.
I will broach subjects that usually frighten me. They still do. But at night it's easier to speak.
It's easier to ask. It's easier to listen.
I don't write much after 11 at night.
If I were to write more, there would be more gauntlets thrown.
The truth would out and I would regret the questions.
The spoken queries can be forgotten or passed off as misheard or misinterpretation.
Those written down are fodder and fuel.
After 11 I am me.
Unfiltered and unadulterated.