you are the fairy tale hero i never could write,

come bursting out of the pages, broke the spine [and broke mine with it],

tore apart reality in fluttering shreds of paper like drifting butterfly scales

i lock myself into my bedroom and watch you out the window, golden hair

and bright smile while i write about the loveliest tragedies i ever could summon

and drown myself in words, fill my lungs with beginnings as i try to live through an

ending.

you, you'll be immortal. you'll spin through galaxies while i build castles in my head

and eventually you'll lose your dreams to the world that loves you so much it wants to take all of you,

inhale you into it.