Lathering green goo
upon the shimmering salmon
tinted skin, a sting
whenever I sit, get dressed,
or even roll over in bed.
One thigh glued to the other
as I stretch in hopes to reach
the burned section
on my back.
My new swimsuit now etched
into my body,
praying it transforms
into a gorgeous sun-kissed
serving as a distraction
from the chaos
taking place this week.