As the city prepares to celebrate the 4th of July, I'm reminded of something I wrote a little over a month ago...different holiday, same sentiment.
i walked early before hectic woke
remembering DC, the Hill as it was
viewed from a backseat of wide eyed marvel
eyes landmarking a childhood
looking sadly now at
a city in lock down for celebration…
my city, like many
imprisoned by circumstance
penalized with watched corners
subjected to searches
barricaded with silver and stone precaution
strategically placed…just in case.
praying not now
with cautionary eyes
because life continues no matter,
because our city is
in lock down for celebration.
Enjoy the food, fireworks and festivities and as you do…
keep your peepers open!®
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