The Carpe Diem prompt today is a Haiku by Kyoshi Takahama’s ‘shutting my eyes’
shutting my eyes
I find a young me found
in the Spring evening
Growing up in North Devon, from Easter to October my Mum and Dad worked from 6am to 12am, seven days a week, looking after people as a nurse, running their guesthouse and at night, in their take-away food shop. But once the tourists had all gone, we’d head off as a family for four weeks holiday together in The Algarve, Portugal.
When I think of those holidays, I have many happy memories, making the most of having Mum and Dad to ourselves for a while. Not least of which was a ritual Mum and I had where I would sit her down in the heat of the day and subject her to The Treatment…
eyes closed, boy again
precious weeks in the sunshine
giving ‘The Treatment’
Smiles, love and laughter
© John Belchamber 2013
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