July 07, 2010

Make a Wish

Ever since
i was a kid,
my second favorite thing
about the 4th of July
is having a box of sparklers
in hand.

There is a certain ceremony
that takes place
before you strike the match
and set the sparks in motion.

It's the moment when you
close your eyes
and think about something
that you really really want.
and then,
with your wand
of miniature stars firing,

you write it across the sky.

that wonderful painting in the photo?
it's by amazing Jill Mayberg