This old flat never gets above seventy degrees. My living space – an icebox, but not a freezer, thankfully. Nature’s valium – winter. I seek only a quiet warm refuge when temperatures hover at nine degrees steady. My solace betwixt blue and white snowflake flannel sheets and white downy comforter.
hit snooze button before dawn
late for work again
I crawl out; make coffee and slowly shake off the goose bumps with a quick enclosure into another warm cave, fur-lined hooded jacket, boots, and gloves. Winter’s sedation wearing off. The frigid view outside jostles my acute pain over my relationship with mother. I call and hear her surprise hello greet me.
at day break
fragile icicles melting
infusing new life
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Inspired by Ligo Haibun Challenge – Image Week – Managua Gunn’s Cabin Fever. Photograph comes from Managua’s first pen pal, Marina – her view from her flat in Kazan, Tatarstan.
In closing, I leave this wonderful quote by Christy Turlington that also reminds me to value each moment…each relationship…
“It is possible to experience an awakening in this life through realizing just how precious each moment, each mental process, and each breath truly is.”
Enjoy a few more on this week’s photo prompt challenge:
♥ Ligo Haibun Challenge – Image Week (humantriumphant.wordpress.com)
♥ Ligo Haibun Challenge~Picture Prompt (paulscribbles.wordpress.com)