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.