FUN ON THE 4TH OF JULY
The carnival came to town
(Webster Groves Days, St. Louis).
The rains stayed away, so . . .
Crowds enjoyed a holiday filled with
games of skill, Ferris wheels, Tilt-a-whirl,
and rides that threw and turned you
Little ones won their first stuffed animal,
and girls dunked their boyfriends
in a tub of cold water.
And of course there were
corn dogs, funnel cakes and fried Oreos.
What a day.
(And fireworks at night.)