we were never like them, you and i.
we never wanted to be.
you said i would one day be president;
you would be my bodyguard.
i said i’d grow up to be a mermaid;
you said you’d guard me anyway.
we dreamed not of kites flying in the sky,
not of birds, or superman;
we dreamed and dreamed;
we saw ourselves flying up, up, up
there was no such thing as gravity;
there was no such thing as coming down.
And now I look up, longing to see us
Longing for even the sight of a Superman
Longing for someone who will come
and pick us back up—
bring us back then.
And you’re not here, you’re there
Wondering how the world keeps spinning
when ours has been turned and ripped and torn apart
We don’t talk of growing up anymore;
They say we’re young, but we’re already there
Maybe we’re just like the adults now
Maybe we never will be
but in my mind sometimes I visit us
I see us laughing on the grass, pointing
I see us fighting and crying until we laugh again
in my mind I am always in the sky.