If I was to hypothetically stand on this cliff would you stand with me, and if I was to hypothetically jump off it, would you jump too? Would you drive with me to the coast, my hair’s falling down my back and it’s as messy as my mind, I have no makeup on because you like my bare face and the freckles you can see on my skin that you usually can’t under the makeup. You say you like my naked face, it makes me feel more human, you say I look beautiful and I know you mean it, because you can’t stop kissing me. I’m sitting cross legged on your bed, hair tumbling over my shoulders as I’m trying to hide the dark circles under my eyes and the imperfections I’ve just uncovered with a makeup wipe, you turn around to talk to me and you don’t end up finishing your sentence because you have to stop to tell me how pretty you think I am. I tell you to shut up, blush, fail to hide it as my skin is now exposed without cover, bury my head in your pillow. Would you drive with me in the rain, your hand on my leg as it always is, fingers tracing circles over my knee. We compared them yesterday, I said yours was smaller than mine, but then we sat side by side and I realised I was wrong. You stop to kiss me at traffic lights, I normally don’t like public displays of affection, I get shy and wonder what other people are thinking. In this car it’s just us though, and I forget about everything else. We’re driving far away, to the end of the world. We park at the edge of everything, walking down an empty beach with your hand in mine. It’s cold and you keep me warm. I’d rather be here than anywhere else. The sky is grey but the sea is warm, we get in and we’re swimming and it’s silly and I don’t know why I’m here, why we’re here, but it makes sense. I’m where I’m supposed to be.
If you’re a bird, I’m a bird. I made you watch that film but we ended up distracted by other things instead. You liked the bird part though, mocked it, didn’t fully understand it, but then you did. You say it as a joke with a hint of truth. If you’re a bird I’m a bird. Would you fly off the edge with me?