I saw you in my dreams, and it felt like you were almost real to touch, I wish I didn’t have to wake up.
We met in Chicago, a city that I haven’t been in. I just remember all the buildings looking down and in on us, slopped at the top as if they were sinking slowly into the ground.
I can’t remember how we met, might have been on the train, a plane, or maybe in a room. I just remember having to go up to you, wanting to talk and get to know you.
You were much shorter than I was, dark hair and pale skin but kind of verve in your brown eyes that lightened my spirit, no wonder after I was awoken by my cat I decided to go back to sleep to hang out with you.
Oh Chicago girl, you showed me around your neck of the woods, showed me the city you grew up in as we talked and talked, smiled and laughed, getting to know each other. You had a cool job, and you seemed to have everything together as you moved through the world with a energy and joy. Even though it seemed like moving through a city normally, it felt like an adventure with you.
I didn’t want to leave but I knew I had to, I had the feeling as if I had a plane to catch to go back home. I got a nagging feeling that I would regret if didn’t at least get to know her name or some way to contact her. I decided to ignore this call to leave for back home, to spend more time with you in Chicago, squeeze out every last drop.
The night began to decend and we spent more time together. We went through a scary maze with monsters and hung out in the upstairs of a house were we both got comfortable just living life as people came and went. I got the chance to really look at you and it made me happy, made me feel at ease.
We talked about where I’m from and you were so excited to listen, made me feel somehow exotic. We swapped stories and ideas, when sitting across from each other.
This is when the my dream broke, and I couldn’t hang onto it much longer. I was sitting across from you but in reality the morning was calling me to awake. You just sat there at looking at me as I was torn away from my dreams, not knowing what was happening or that I was fighting to stay.
Every moment that pass a little of you crumples away like most dreams, this one sticking with me a bit longer. I am forgetting the features of your face, the topics of conversation, the building around us and what we were doing. I’m am holding on for as long as I can, this feeling that we shared in a dream.
Maybe I am hopeless but if your out there in the world Chicago Girl, if you are real, I would be love to share a dream with you again.