He liked to think of it as her balcony.
(it's not a real balcony, just a decorative architectural element)
Perhaps she liked to stand there, lean on the railing, gaze out at the moon and stars.
(it's only a foot deep, the railing eighteen inches high)
Her long hair would cascade over her shoulders, drape along the rough stone.
(she'd have to be two feet tall for that to happen)
Just as a dreamy look of contemplation came across her face, he would whisper from the bushes.
(the neglected garden, overgrown, full of weeds and thorns)
Startled, she'd look about in confusion until he stepped into view, then a smile would bloom.
(more likely a shriek and quick call to the police)
Their moonlit conversation would last until the first shades of dawn, and her tears at their parting.
(nighttime temperatures just above freezing, so she'd be hypothermic)
He knew it would never happen.
(of course not)
But what was the harm in dreaming?
(well, you've got me there)