Starless nights, pavement cold.
Red lipstick on her cheek,
Photograph of a mistake.
Midnight sand between our toes,
The crashing waves knew.
Remembering, tears fall.
She adored me up close.
Stephanie is a 20-year-old junior at the University of Florida studying sociology. She developed a love and appreciation for poetry over the last few years, through both reading and writing poems. She grew up in Toronto, Canada, and enjoys traveling, photography, and social research.