Starry when the night began, we ran ran ran along running water young enough to have no trace of age. Alice strung out floating like the prettiest diamond imaginable.
Kindly petting cheek then struck like a thunderous match, her face glowed a sinking white-- a face made of candles lit beneath plaque eye sockets, wildly staring blackness, lips built on an unfamiliar shade of red, Flaxen hair that sliced along gemstone irises;
I love love love you. Please, stay a while longer, long enough to feel like forever-- although I know such is impossible-- Look at those seagulls feeding rain to the distant waves, Wings soon to be scrambling overhead, let me read you a book about a girl whom you were probably named after.
I will sing a lullaby and hold hold hold you in it for as long as I can.