He catches a glimpse of his reflection
in the rearview mirror,
as he slowly drives away from his family home.
He recalls his days as a young lad,
delivering newspapers in the wee hours of the morning
with his dad struggling to help him
before a long day’s work.
Wondering if his father knows
how he thinks of him each day,
carrying his memory deep within his soul.
Hoping he’s proud of the man he has become,
knowing he owes it all to him,
for instilling those hard core values
when he was young.
Image by LAURENCE ROUAULT