I Want To Run Away With You And Never Look Back


I want to run away from this town, from this city, and from everyone that knows me. And I want you to be the one I run with.

Even if it’s just for one day. I want to leave. Leave this town I grew up in. Drive on dirt roads and hold your hand running through fields of sunflowers. I want to keep us safe in a bubble of magic. In a bubble of love, just for a little while.

Imagine it. Just for right now.

You and me, taking the world by storm. Traveling to places where no one knows our names. Taking a bus to New York. Taking a train to Philadelphia. Taking a plane to San Francisco. Just being us, without fear. Without a care. Without a need to be anything but who we are.

I want to run away with you. If even for just a day. To talk with you about politics and music and your favorite books. I want to discuss who I am, who I used to be, who you are and who you used to be. I want to see you smile at me like you always did and for you to gaze at me like you did at 16.

I want to hold onto forever for just one more day.

I want to kiss you like we never stopped and to feel your safety net gather me up in your arms. I want to remember how it felt like to be with you. To be who we used to be. To love like we used to love.

I want to run with you, hand in hand, and to play hide and seek like I did when I was six. I want to run my hands through your brown hair and kiss your dimple on your cheek. I want to chase you until we are just two bodies, falling on one another like a dance, and laughing too hard to stand back up again. I want to star gaze with you and listen to you tell me all about the galaxies and the universe above us. I want to fall asleep to your voice, the only thing that could bring me comfort from the dark.

I want to make forever feel real again. I want to erase all the broken promises and the hurt and the tears. For just one more day, I want our chance. Our chance to make it. Our chance to survive.

For just one day, I want our memories to be awakened. 

I want to run away with you. If just for only a moment. To feel like us again. To be who we once were. Without fear that it would ever end. TC mark

Lauren Jarvis-Gibson

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You look back and you just feel stupid.
You can’t forgive yourself for falling
or believing all the lies.
You reread every text.
You relive every memory.
And it all starts making sense —
he never wanted love.
He only wanted attention.
He only wanted validation.

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