I keep fingering my sunburned skin.

Something about the sting radiating from the heat captivates me.

Raw and red.

No blisters, or sun poisoning.

Just a gentle reminder

That I am human.

Invincible to nothing,

Vulnerable to everything.

My mama smacks away my hand.

The white imprint lingers for a moment.

Eventually fading.

I’ll wait till she isn’t looking

Before I press into my skin once again.