On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous

on earth we’re briefly gorgeous—pinkdot 2018 with readers & friends alike, the brightest smiles, the loudest songs, the tenderest souls true & imagined—so in love with this sunlit afternoon, this dizzy magic, this rainbow-scented dream, this feeling that maybe-just-maybe our country loves us exactly as we are, nothing more & certainly nothing less—i think i will forever remember our sunburns as haloes