slices of white button mushrooms, earthy tasting, the soil beneath her fingernails, crisp laughter of running water, pale translucent fishies in their reflection.
sorting warm laundry from the dryer, sharing strawberries — ‘i wanted the pointy end’ ‘heh no’. she's still, tummy bared, snuffling in her sleep. telly flashes with bright colours — the jellyfish documentary she wanted to watch. she gets the duvet from their room, pulls the oversized tshirt down, curls up next her on the couch.
she holds the match still while she brings a sparkler closer to flame — their eyes light up simultaneously. she touches her unlit one to hers and they both draw small fish, jellyfish, three leafed clovers, strawberries. 'happy new year' 'to you and me' soft smile.