by Tiffany Metty, Age 20, USA
Artwork by Katie King
The prompt of the month for July was “the hottest day.”
You hide your face in the hollow
between my shoulder and my head.
You leave it resting there.
I can feel your breath,
cooling air tickling my neck,
lighter than when your fingertips
jellyfish-dance across my knee.
Drops of my sweat and
your breath marry on my skin.
The fan hums us a song
as we sleep the heat away,
Tiffany Metty, 20, USA. Tiffany began writing with telling made-up stories to her parents in order to get away with her mischievousness; she never stopped.