softly heroes shimmer deep 
in the red white blue
history herstory
just the facts
no truths
please

no matter how you try and spin it
it’s the fourth of july
not the third
or fifth

#313. in dependence

July 4, 2010

dark and light play
in the eyes
neighborhood kids learning
the bullfrog is looking
for a way out
of the box

the lake reflects many fires
shining black and still
friends sit
now

the works sparkle
grand blossoms become
fewer trickling with the nights end
here

we leave the chairs on the beach
and walk home to bed

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