And just like that, the sun sets on the last golden, cresting wave of summer. Standing on your porch and clinging to you, not wanting to let go of these memories. Tapioca and folklore, drive-ins and sing-alongs, green dresses and sail boats on a lake. The heavy gates slowly shutting, and now, we move onward. Towards applications and last years while clinging to our gray film childhoods, and your pleas to "stay here". May our love be passed on.
I think I knew, even then, that would be our first and last summer together.