Cave and Climb (Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge)

Inspired by and written for Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge – thank you Ronovan

Form: Haibun

The moonless night and climbing the cliff was more a slow upward crawl than a quick scamper that Jake normally did it in. But tonight dad had said he could come and help him. Jake had eagerly accepted the offer after months and months of badgering his old man. How hard could it be to carry stuff up the cliffs he found so easy to run up every day. But in the dark it was different he couldn’t see where the safe places to grasp or put his feet were and the pack on his back was weighing heavy. He could see the light of the oil lamp shining from where his dad stood at the cave entrance. “Just a few more feet, son, then you can take a break”

climbing in the dark
there lies the sea’s fresh bounty
where smugglers can rest


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