One weekend we went to the Lake
To swim, sunbathe, and ride the waves,
But this was the Fourth of July
So there'd be fireworks tonight!
I always wondered how
Fireworks are so loud.
They never say, “Excuse me.”
Or “Sorry for the fuse length.”
Or “Would you mind?”
Or “Could I please?”
Or “Is it too weird
How I breathe?”
Fireworks just soar on up
Then burst apart
As they erupt,
And shine so bright,
So hot and light,
For all the faces near who might
Long for beauty in their sight.
Every heart is bathed in peace.
Every soul here wants to breathe,
To bask in power they create
When showing up
The future of the land
When freedom is at hand.