we planned a picnic, checkered cloth and all,
to be held on the brightest day of the year.
you wore your pink easter dress, covered
in lace and ruffles, and i dressed in lavender,
skirt floating around my knees as we skipped
to the picnic ground. you said you'd bring
the food and the blanket, and when you asked
what i'd bring, i said, "i'll bring the sun."