two am

by Kiara E. Bell · from issue 2

Driving down the highway
at two a.m.
     I felt my heart stop
          When I looked over and saw
               Pale yellow
                    So round and full
                         Sensuous and curvy
                              My lungs gasped
                                   in awe
                                   As she stayed by
                                   my side
                                        And a peace washed over
                                             My troubled
                                             soul
                                                  She dipped into a silky black
                                                  lake
                                                       And dried herself out
                                                       among
                                                       the stars
                                                  Shimmering her pale yellowed
                                                  glory
                                             And dripping it all
                                             over me
                                        I understood why
                                        The ocean waves crashed
                                        for her
                                   Because on that lonely highway
                              I crashed for her too.