All around the town, all over the country,
people will be gathering to celebrate the Fourth of July,
the 237th anniversary of the signing of
the Declaration of Independence.
There will be ice cream socials, picnics, carnivals,
concerts by brass bands and orchestras,
culminating in the fireworks displays
guaranteed to produce "Ooohs" and "Aaahs"
from children of all ages.
I've become jaded by fireworks, however, because,
took place on the Ohio River in August, 2003.