Independence Day

Sparklers flaring

A burn on my arm

I stick with snakes

for years after that


Breakfast at Wimbledon

Glorious Sundays when

American gents have

tussled before Brits


Fire truck siren

circles the park

leading a parade of

crêpe paper spokes


Capitol lawn

sprawled with Riesling

Stars & Stripes

(and traffic) Forever


Miniature flags

in pots on the porch

Red, white and blue

We’re home, We’re free


A “list” poem, prompted by Margo Roby. Thanks, Margo!