1. The sand in between my
toes are carried back home
by a giant, salty rollercoaster.
2. The substance that is
essential to life betrayed me today.
I’ll use an ice cube to cool my tongue down.
3. My eyelids refuse to close
on this clear, cloudless night.
I open Rain Sounds on Spotify.
4. Countless marks of people are
left on the city streets, only to be
washed away by the next downpour.
5. Outside on a stormy night,
the cold raindrops pierce my
skin like bites from a fire ant.
6. Water has no flavor,
but after a workout,
I taste rainbows.