Torrential rains ceased on this first day of summer.
Mother Nature knew our desperation for a little sunshine.  

Grateful for blue skies, I filled the day with those luxuries
I promise myself when I have more time…
         walked through the park
          lounged by the pool
          read a mystery novel
          cooked a meal from scratch
          even indulged in an afternoon nap.  

Yet I savored the hour spent with you —
the easy chatter of companions,
the laughter of inside jokes,
the stolen glances across our breakfast plates,
and the locked gaze that spoke volumes.  

But we realized that friendship
is the only intimacy we can permit
on this bright day.
Tomorrow the darkness comes back in bits.