" Stand up straight-" Chucks me under the chin.
"And speak only when spoken to-"
I was lucky to get a whiff
of my Mother's perfume,
or a quick press of hands
as my parents sailed out the door.
Gone were lullaby's
stories, back rubs before sleep ...
"Don't forget to practice on those you love, today!"
Believe it or not
When you were raised by arms length parents,
You have to try and remember to reach out
and touch; even ask for hugs!