Category: travel

NaPoWriMo Day 23: Travel Research

Planning to travel I love it Discovering places Google searches TripAdvisor sifting Laughing at ridiculous reviews “Too sandy” “Too foreign” You know the type Snuffing candles Complaining about the dark But beyond this The photos and awe Of folks who really dove into Trips… Continue Reading “NaPoWriMo Day 23: Travel Research”

NaPoWriMo Day 19: Rag Pile

I didn’t want to go straight back to work After the holiday So many memories Still waiting to be processed After a long day We sleep Our brains do Their filing cabinet thing What’s working memory What’s long term Well Not mine, not so… Continue Reading “NaPoWriMo Day 19: Rag Pile”

NaPoWriMo Day 18: Fog

Fog framed journey home Why does it look like walls Cutting us off From the moor From the night From the sight Of coming home Maybe we should be grateful Maybe not.

NaPoWriMo Day 17: Bravery

We went to the butterfly park I loved it, immediately entranced With Buddhist iconography “Don’t step on the butterflies,” The receptionist said With a totally straight face. I know you don’t like flying things But you came anyway And it was too much You… Continue Reading “NaPoWriMo Day 17: Bravery”

NaPoWriMo Day 14: Watermelon Pretty

She dances the flamenco Green dress red lined Watermelon pretty Lush and fat Just like me I sigh Older than the rest Just like me I gasp Her feet stomp with rhythm With rage Lucia, I think they call her Lucia the loud one… Continue Reading “NaPoWriMo Day 14: Watermelon Pretty”

NaPoWriMo Day 13: There’s nothing so great as the beach

There’s nothing so great as the beach Sand between the toes Warm and chafing You know it’ll be a nightmare later But right now It’s lovely Chilly, searing cold sea Then after a minute, It’s refreshing Lemonade for the sole Lapping at heat-dried ankles… Continue Reading “NaPoWriMo Day 13: There’s nothing so great as the beach”

NaPoWriMo Day 12: Strawberry Water

Strawberry agua, She says, So proud to have learnt That snippet of Spanish Grinning at me, at the host, At the big glass dispenser Packed with glossy red fruit Chilled water Little paper cups Take as much as you want. Sí, agua de fresa… Continue Reading “NaPoWriMo Day 12: Strawberry Water”

NaPoWriMo Day 11: Flying Without Moving

We took the plane to Benalmádena with the kids Determined to get to the sun Before it got to us Manchester to Malaga Flying without moving Seated in the centre Of my home and heart Two either side Playing on phones Sleeping Eating Gazing… Continue Reading “NaPoWriMo Day 11: Flying Without Moving”