“H2O Toes to Rainbows” by Sean Schmitt

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.

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