Living in a cheap apartment, our mattress on the ground, I’m in the bathtub in my swimsuit when he walks in. Apparently it’s bad to soak in cold water but that’s near all I can do in this heat. He shaves and then plays with my toes at the water’s edge.
-Come on in, the water’s frigid
He splashes on top of me, still in his clothes from running
I kiss his neck. Sweat. I kiss his mouth. He is warming up the water and I nearly make him get out but then he sits back, my feet on either of his shoulders.
He kisses my ankles.
-Let’s buy a car and leave. There’s nothing here for us anyway.