Just some ordinary Township-sponsored fireworks –
at the high school football field
down at the end of my street
photographed with my little point and shoot camera
set on manual so the flash wouldn’t try to light up the fireworks
with no tripod (as you can see)
though some of the motion
is the firework exploding, not the camera jiggling.
And I can’t photograph the noise, or the smell of the smoke, or the thud! in your chest.
Happy 236th birthday to the United States.