Fake grape flavored wax candy melted
in the back seat window
leftover, diagonally cut tomato sandwiches
unwrapped and covered in sand
a bottle of coconut suntan oil shattered
on wet-foot-print pavement
we were driving home
in the great big Kojak car
the plastic beach ball still warm from the sun
and one deflated vinyl seahorse
that smelled artificial and so happy.
like a sun-induced headache
like endless blue summer skies.