Wednesday, November 4, 2015

The smell of summer (November Writing Challenge, Day 3)

Tar as the sun overheats the asphalt.

Noxzema from the sunburn on my forehead, chlorine from the pool, shea butter and shower gel after my third shower of the day.

Lemons and limes and the lilt of fragrance from the perennials growing on the side of the patio.

The salt on my skin after a nap on the leather couch. Green apple soap and Downy. The weighty heat of denim cooling in the too-crisp air conditioning.

Avocado and sea salt at a backyard party. The sweet fruit of sangria. Your orange lip balm as you lean in for a kiss.


Phoenix said...

I like this. A lot.

Chi said...

Thanks! :)