Happy Birthday USA!

I pledge allegiance

to this sand and gravel road

that runs between the river and my house,

clumps of California poppies

rangy stalks of fragrant fennel

and burgeoning

fig trees

that grow wild

on the river bank.

 

I pledge allegiance

to the rhythm

of the spoken word

to cheap pens

and notebooks

that welcome my untamed

first drafts,

subsequent scribbles

and finally the respectability

of punctuation.

 

I pledge allegiance

to wild dreams

and imaginings,

the strength of the human heart

and the power of universal mystery.

 

Happy 4th of July!  What do you pledge allegiance to?

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