I feel the warm summer night's breeze run through my hair as I wait to watch.
I poke a stick around in the campfire.
"when are the fireworks coming?"
I hear a squealing sound and I look up.
the first few fireworks go off high into the night sky.
children cheer as they run across the lawn with sparklers.
I stand up and join them with my own sparkler.
we run around in the field and laugh all our worries away.
I stop in the middle of the field and let the others run ahead of me.
I stand there, alone, and close my eyes.
if only every day, every night, could be as perfect as this one.
maybe that is why it is so perfect...because it isn't just an every day or an every night.
it's one night. the night we are reminded of our freedom.
the one night that feels like summer.
I open my arms our wide and smile.
because at this very moment, I am happy.
|| Happy Fourth Of July ||