What carries us through
We lie on the driveway, side by side,
old sheet pulled up
to our shoulders to fend off the mosquitoes,
for shooting stars against the August sky.
(I see one – there! Did you see it?)
Too hot to touch, I feel for your hand,
hold a single finger,
bigger than the sky,
for taking me outside
Editor's note: The Perseid meteor shower will peak the night of Aug. 12.