Eat a hot dog
Have a few beers… before noon
Let your skin sizzle like the meat on the grill
Lay on a blanket in a grassy field
Snuggle under its warmth when the sun goes down
Stare in wonder at the explosions above you
Play air guitar to Jimi Hendrix
And feel blessed
Because while the United States of America is far, far, far, far, far from perfect
On days like today, it feels pretty close.
Happy Fourth of July.
Wishing I were there with all of you.