YOU'RE POOLSIDE AND EVERYTHING IS PERFECT

Stretched out on a candy red and white pinstriped banana lounge, Tropical Blend tanning oil glistens upon your skin. No beach in sight, sand fails to find its way into unlikely parts and you’ve steered clear of Nippers mums armed with cooler bags of snacks and cordial. Your gin and tonic fizzes next to the ash tray fixed to a yellowed plastic side table. You lie there and ponder ‘I may not even swim after all’. You’re poolside and everything is just perfect.

Eliza Gosse 2021