Do you remember the day we made them?
Those glorious sky-castles
Handblown glass we wrought into delicate curves
And high arches
Arched-neck swans to stay forever poised on the parapets
Almost alight, that moment before flight
The birds stayed trapped as our hearts grew giddy wings and flew
Danced frenetically together 'twixt the sunstar and the stratosphere
Escaping as oxygen through holes in the sky
Away from prying eyes and everyone we didn't care about
Which was everyone
For we only cared about each other
We couldn't speak for the rush of our adventure
Time stopped for us as we dashed
From star to star in a mad game of tag
You caught me when I came too close to Jupiter
And held my hand as we picnicked on her moon
We can't fully escape the stereotypes
But really, does it matter?
I'm with you…
So did my thoughts run
We held hands on the crest of an alternate universe
And half-debated whether to take this world or the next
Then squeezed nervously and straddled some stray asteroids
Hurtling towards a pretty blue Christmas ornament
Do you remember squeezing through the ozone?
We laughed as we knew no one knew our secret
Save the stars
And floated lazily back to the palace
Where we made pretty babies
Together we nestled them carefully in clouds
Wove blankets of nimbus to keep their breath from fogging
I suppose it meant something that we could never really go there.