Do you remember how we cried
When the pet woodlouse we kept
In a red flowerpot behind the shed
Ran away one day to leave an empty shell?
Nothing but a handful of grass and
Two children's memories.
Do you remember our wonder
At the summerhouse that Superman built?
His footprints still fresh on the ceiling as we
Ran down the garden, Grandma's hand in ours.
Do you still think of the days when
We came home from school, yellow dresses
Stained with earth from rolling in the grass?
Back then we knew we would touch
The stars that were just inches away.
You promised that when you had grown up
You would reach up and pick one
To keep just for me.
Well now we've grown and the stars seem
So much further away than they used to,
The summer days so much duller
Without the crystal colours our eyes once saw.
But some things haven't changed
And although we gave up cartwheels
On newly cut grass for white wine nights
With shorter dresses, it's still your smile I turn to,
And it's still side by side we stay.