There were no fireworks on the fourth.
Instead, so many flags at half mast.
But I was lucky,
and shared a safe-distanced barbecue
with family and a friend or two.
I wondered then, if there wouldn’t be
a specific date,
when we would be liberated,
a new independence day
for everyone working from home,
or worse yet, out of work completely?
If there was, then on that date, I thought,
there would be fireworks in the night sky!
Things have changed,
and our independence is coming gradually,
from vaccinations in age-related stages.
And there probably won’t be
an official Pandemic Independence Day,
but I hope there will be
fireworks on the Fourth of July.
Kevin Clougherty, Barneveld