The hot cement below my bare feet. I sit to dangle them in the cooling water. I enjoy watching as you leisurely dip your hand into our new backyard pool. The first step down, lapping at your toes. You bare. With something down below that looks suspiciously like a sunburn. No coconut-scented sunscreen could ever save you from the burn I put there.

As I sit lazily by the edge, you dive into the sparkling clear water... and splash. Watching you, and the cool mist that you raise, makes something raise within me as well. I follow, smiling.

We splash!

1 comment:

  1. This is lovely and evocative of that wonderful fresh crisp cool feeling of a pool coupled with the heat of human desire and connection. Great stuff. Thank you.