Looking back it never mattered anyway
If your sparks grew into a fire or were put out when fanned;
You were the northern lights and I was the north star,
baffled by your outrageous glow as you danced before my eyes.
Closer, I thought, closer
Yet I couldn’t help but drown in the distance between us.
Won’t you stay a while with me?
Your laughter slips through my fingers like sand,
scattered like soft petals in the wind.
I dreamt of old leaves and these huge, towering trees. The smell of rotting wood, sap and fertile soil mixed with the cool winds from the west.
A raven soared in the overhead canopy. Its wings were jet black with a sheen of silver. The cool air brushed against my skin, its touch chilly, and I took in the rich greenery of an everlasting haven.
“I’ll show you something.”
A mischievous glimmer shone in your amber orbs. Grinning, you ran from the base of one tree to the top of a moss-covered rock. It jutted out from the earth like the invasion of a wisdom tooth.
And there you were.
You flipped through the air like an elegant elf, twirling and flipping as the air carried you in its embrace. Your brown, short-cropped hair formed gentle, silk-like waves, your angled features serene in movement.
My breath hitched, caught like a hiccup.
There, was beauty in its entirety.
Then you were gone and I was alone, trapped in the emerald paradise.