I dreamed of love A drowsy girl Awakened my sleeping thoughts With burning memory And the inertia of hope Unexpected, This sudden pull of gravity in my mind Has sent me tumbling back to consciousness.
Gasping, Cold plastering clothes to skin Wondering Where did my warmth go? I miss those imaginary arms That kissed me easily More surreal than our fantastic surroundings Less beautiful than her trust in me Just as perfect as anything dreamed
Her name was Erika My name was a blush and a hello In the beginning. But by the end, "I'm so happy."
We climbed through windows and laughed about nothing We played with wolves We walked, we walked, So many hills and not an unsure step. I met her mother, she met mine Both were so proud of us. She made me useless things that I treasured more than practicality itself And I could feel her pride when I hugged her for them.
Shy at first, Sitting on a bed, I asked her "Where are you from?" She mumbled, "I don't know." I said "that's not from around here." She hadn't taken her eyes from mine. Now she managed two words: " I'm lost." And suddenly, I knew I was lost for her too.
We met for the first time in a hotel with no purpose But meeting her has become the only purpose.
Though I wish so badly to go back to sleep, Something vital inside me is more awake than it has ever been Now I will keep my eyes forever open Until I find her warm embrace once again. And when her smile buries itself in my chest I can finally close them.