i dreamt a little dream of you. it was somewhere cold and looking outside through the windows, it was evident it had been snowing for awhile.
a fading fluorescent read 7:00 pm. it was dark outside. we were both inside a dim bathroom. an ornate claw-foot tub stood in the center, filled to the brim with water. a steady layer of steam cascaded off the surface, dissipating into the surrounding air. you held my hand and guided me to the tub. we stripped, a small pile of clothing forming to the side. the water was hot and inviting.
i hugged you and you hugged me. you ran your finger through my hair and told me everything would be alright. i shivered from the aching cold that enveloped us. you simply hugged me even tighter. ‘promise me, this is forever.’ you just smiled.
the most painful part, was waking up in a pool of tears, realizing it never happened.
you’d never know, but i dreamt a little dream of you.