You slump down my throat as my taste buds pop with your frigid snakeskin. Shangri La.
Well, not exactly that. You’re an ice-tuned McDonald’s soda, diluted ichor of the gods on this hot as hell day. My solace as the deviled sun blazes onto the field and stilts the freckled dry wheat-grass. My solace as I drive along this lonely road, to escape the fires before me.
“Ah-”, I pant like a dog, “the weatherman wasn’t kidding when he said 115 degrees, huh?”
I’m in a navy pickup, one out of country songs, and today the radio twangs a sour melody. The seats are muggy leather and the steering wheel is a lava stone, my clammy hands upon it. My sweat beads upon my brow and gashes my underarms. Heat sears through the window and threatens to set fire to the carcasses of fast food amassed at the bottom of the car, to send me hurdling into an abyss of crop circles, but to my dismay, it doesn’t happen.
I continue to drive away, hot coals in my throat, as my eyes dart to the empty street behind me. No one is there. Not yet.
I take another sip.
Your delicate plastic orifice is bristled against my thinning mustache. You’ll make it grow again, right? Thick and bushy as it once was?
I drink you more and continue down the long wandering pathway, you occupied in my left hand in a warm bear hug. My fingers oscillate upon your cardboard skin as my wide cuticles divot your golden arches. I sigh in delight.
You are cold. Ice Christ cold. You take me away from the barrel bodies in the trunk, from the raw flesh-acetone scent and their bones that click together, tick tock tick tock. Time ceases when I am with you. When I take another sip.
I swear I’m not crazy. But you know that. I am just a common man, overweight with fried foods and existential thoughts. I swear it.
“Would you like another kiss?” I look behind us again, to make sure no blue clad men are looking in. None.
“I love you.” I confess, “There is a fire in me; the heat of the sun.”
I gulp you down. The liquid stops. You let out a dehydrated croak.
Of course, I crush you under my boot, Just like the rest of them.
Ice cracks. Blood seeps out.