it was a greyish blue and smelled like rain, air, laundry and skin

We spent the day together
But at the end of the night
I needed something to make it better
Better because it didn’t all go as planned
You and I witnessed this firsthand

It’s nothing that you did wrong
Throughout the hard moments
We were both very strong
The moments before
The moments that followed
Were some of the best
That my heart has swallowed

The time had come for me to leave
And as usual every fiber of me began to grieve
The chill in the air
The tears that fall from the sky
I can never make it by
May I keep this for the night?
Will you let it hold me tight?
Warmer than the feathers
Of birds flocked together
Tonight I am safe
With my boyfriend’s sweater.