Tuesday July 4th, 2017

The exercise:

Write two haiku about: beaches.

I've actually used this as a haiku prompt before, but that was more than six years ago so... here we go again!

We spent a good chunk of the morning at Cottonwood Beach with three of Max's playschool buddies and their families. Was a lot of fun and we're hoping to keep meeting up every week throughout the summer.

Kat took Max for another beach play date in the afternoon while I stayed home with Miles. Sounds like the eldest had a grand time while me and the youngest kept ourselves generally entertained.

He is teething (again? still?) though, so there were a few rough patches.

Getting so stupid drunk when we're finally done with teething.

Mine:

Sand. Millions of grains.
And at least half of them are
in my bikini.

*     *     *

Pasty white skin hides
beneath umbrellas and hats
and long sleeve shirts and...

2 Comments:

Greg said...

Pretty sure that it should be teething still unless he's a shark. In which case you're probably going to need move closer to the beach ;-) It sounds like Max is having a great time though,which must be helping reduce the stress of child-rearing.
I like your first haiku better this week, but that's because I have that delicate white skin you're referring to in your second. I don't tan, I just burn. But it's good camouflage in the snow and winter, so it has benefits.

Beaches
Sands strewn with tourists:
He calls them "Feelthy Beaches"
Of course he hates them.

Rising tides; tourists
Empty the sands in thousands.
Solitude is back.

Marc said...

Greg - ah, no wonder you're so looking forward to Kiev... :)

'Feelthy Beaches' makes me far too happy. I think this shall be stuck in my head the next time I go to walk the beaches at work.