the highlight reel is filled with you
we collapsed on your front lawn
sweat swelling on clasped palms
and waited for the sky to explode
euphoria is curling between two great loves
eyes illuminated by new year’s light;
when you laid me back on a sea of leaves
my insecurities drifted away in waves
your yellow became my favorite color
euphoria is our ribbon laughter
swirling on the merry-go-round in june;
a dare is not a confession, but
you kissed me on the lips once
and my lips are still stained with it.
Rebecca Bell (she/her) is a Missouri-based writer. Her short story "Lava Games" was published in Journey Literary Magazine and won a prize for fiction in 2017. Her poem "kepler-186f" appears in Savant-Garde's fourth issue. She currently co-hosts a pop culture commentary podcast. Find her on Twitter @belkastle.