today began with all good things: eggs and tomatoes roasted on the charcoal barbeque, grilled cinnamon buns, iced coffee and two girls i love. we took our picnic out of the city, near a lazy river where the crickets are the loudest thing. the sun was hot on our necks. we cut up peaches and walked on acorn shells down to the water. we listened to old tapes on the car ride home. summer is fading but slowly and i am clinging to it.