The day was hot and the sky was blue;
It seemed like it was the 4th of July.
I was daydreaming of you;
Watching white clouds roll in, then by.
Just a summer day like any other,
Full of humidity and heat.
Separated by my window,
And the a/c's steady beat.
"What are you doing for the 4th?"
They all ask, for what it's worth.
"Staying home and eatin' good."
I reply with all my mirth.
It would be nice to one more time,
Chase the closing day.
And get to the park just in time,
As rockets announce Independence Day.
To hear the crowd roar, "Ohhh and Aaaah!"
As colors light the sky.
To smell burnt power in the tepid air,
With my honey held close by.
But I'll just sit here with my computer and TV.
Internet a bit, and watch a movie or two.
And dream of what have could have been;
On holiday with you.
Copyright 1998 © Ronald W. Hull