Fourth of July

Clouds, like a pod
of whales with dark bellies
passing overhead, wheel
and turn, moving
northeasterly in direction. I stand
beneath that magnificent entourage
at dusk
on the Fourth of July
as children down the street
stop lighting Roman candles to seek
the shelter of porch rooves
as Nature's fireworks outdo Man's
by a long shot.


Jesikay's picture
Nice! It rained here in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex as well, though ours held off until after man's fireworks had been exhausted. And I remember thinking the exact same thing-Nature has much better fireworks. :-)

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