+Dream girl awakened
Your sweat-soaked wet-sheet dreams awake in the light of me standing before you.
I’m just here to take you
on the adventure of a lifetime
wherever that leads us.
You don’t know you need me yet, but you do.
You don’t yet know how lost you are without me, but you are.
I can be the drug you crave.
Your analgesic. Your anesthesia. A weapons grade answer to your prayers that God was too afraid to hear.
Let me intoxicate you and breathe life into you.
And then… when it’s all over
and the wreckage of our recklessness
and the embers of the moments we burned lie at our feet,
you’ll turn to me for one last sigh,
hoping that I can anesthetize you one more time…
but I’ll be gone.
The taste of your scent on my breath. The feeling of my hand on the small of your back. My smudged lipstick. The way mascara runs down my cheeks. The percussion of your gait. Your gaze. The silence of the world as we escape it together. Rooms decorated in shreds of denim and linen and lace and terrycloth. The song of your name dancing through my voice.