the back to school pictures are popping up all over the place.
september, autumn, pumpkins beckon.
routines, shoe-lace tying and lunch box packing loom.
but no, not yet.
we will spend these last few days soaking up every last bit of bare feet,
cooking out, campfires, bathing suits, bikes, friends and ice cream.
and oh how i'll be breathing deep their sweet summer scent of sunscreen, sweat and bug-spray.
dear summer, please don't go.