The other night we snuck a bottle
Of cheap whiskey from the cupboard
And giggling crept out under September's watch.
I told you of the world and traced the stars
With numb fingers across the sky until you didn't know
Where I ended and the heavens began.
The clouds covered all that could've been.
You whispered in drunken tones that
We didn't need to see something for it to be real
For each time we moved the universe moved with us.
You always knew that life revolved around you.
And though I could taste the whiskey on your breath
And see the mischief in your smile
I still gave my dreams to you.
You took each one and with a soft touch examined them
Under the nonexistent moon light before hiding them
Carefully out of sight.
"I'll keep them safe" is all you said before you left
Kissing me on the forehead and wandering off into the darkness
That had huddled in close around us.
I sat there shivering until your footsteps had long since
Blended into silence and looking at the sky I noticed
The clouds had fallen away as you walked.
Lying back I clung to the empty bottle and shut my eyes
Whilst the ground shifted slightly,
And the Universe fell to your desires.