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Wednesday, July 4, 2012


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Twirling our frantic loops and circles
we cried out Look! to the grownups
watching from their lawn chairs
afraid they'd somehow miss the
giddy slash of every turn and leap
until the last glow died and we went back
warned each time about burned hands
and bare feet flying in slippery grass
Again! we shouted, and ran as far
beyond the porch light as we dared
for this was Independence Day
and we were too busy to listen
writing our names in thin air.

~ Mark Vinz

Happy 4th of July to all my American readers out there!  Wishing you a safe and wonderful holiday!  Me, I plan to celebrate by eating good food, watching our town's fireworks display, and writing my name in thin air with sparklers. :)

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