4th of July, Rancho Capistrano

Fire engine leading,
flag waving kids on top;
siren, lights, candy
flung to us — parade watching
bursting proud community.

This was Hannah’s suggestion for a prompt this week on We Write Poems.

 

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Grooming Jackson

Dried mud and hair fall
The curry comb circles and
scrapes, my right arm aches.
Slowly grey emerges from
his rough dirt encrusted coat.