The rocking chair slowly rolling forward and back on our creaky wooden porch
Screen door nosed open by Clyde and swinging back with a clap
A crack of thunder and Bonnie scampers back to the safety of Jade's bed
Whirling ceiling fans with a chorus of crickets
Not to be outdone by the chirps of the much too early morning birds
Flip flopping thwacking ferrying a cooler crowded with sloshing ice
Towel slapping and unencumbered giggles
Umbrellas snapping open pulled taut and smooth
Squeezing almost empty sunscreen tubes farting
Accompanied by burping tupperware
Popsicle slurping and sizzling steaks
Me endlessly reminding "Close the top of the cooler"
Water balloon bursts and sloshes of instant puddles
The welcoming burst and savory mist opening a can of beer
Shrieks of oohs and aahhs, the lyrics accompanying booming late-night fireworks
And of course the sweet sound of the wind whipping through the outfit grandma crocheted our lawn flamingo, Flojo, for July.
HAVE A HAPPY AND SAFE 4TH OF JULY EVERYONE!