you went to the beach
and i hoped you’d come back with a tan
so i could admire you in a new shade
but i could see the sunburn on your face
and i wanted to take off your clothes
to search for more burnt, red-hot-to-the-touch spots on your flesh
i wish i could tell you how i feel
and i wish you’d feel the same
so that when it starts to storm again
we can kiss in the rain
and the water will cool
your sunburnt skin