Orange Slushie

Author: Cynthia McGuire

Frozen crushed slush
intertwined with an orange citrus twist.
Bright orange sun beams shades of UV rays
Vitamin D envelopes my skin.
 
The clock strikes 5pm
the sun sets to rest 
until tomorrows slush arrives
sultry shades of yellow, orange, violet
consume the sky’s existence.  
 
My orange slushie has arrived
to cool my heated skin
from a hot days rays
 
days eternity disperses
as Father delivers my cool frozen citrus slush
with a smile and a pat on the back
He heads to bed.
 
My skin cools from my excited nerves
soon to be crushed into slush.
My need to be loved
is entirely fulfilled by
the first sip of the– 
Orange slushie.