sunbather

I’ve always felt
colourless
skin so very pale
sunburned
in moments

careful with the timing
I sunbathed
maybe it would make me
more attractive
maybe Eros
would smile upon me
once again

little hairs
on my arm
spectacular spectra
rainbows refracting
scintillating
amethyst
sapphire
ruby
emerald

it reminded me
about how we are all
preposterous jewels
awkward miracles

"skin colours"