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Contributor: Jonpaul Taylor

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The Fireworks read,
“Use under adult supervision.”
But, who’s going to supervise the supervisors?

The klutzes, high school dropouts, and fathers,
For a couple hundred dollars,
Can buy military grade explosives.

Time to play
With some matches.

They turn backyards into war zones.
Technicolor light shows
That kiss the skies.

Boom goes the heavens.
Boom goes the neighbors.
Boom goes the fingers on a hand

From a firecracker
Too long.

Time for a trip
To the Emergency Room.

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Jonpaul Taylor is a student at Wayne State University, majoring in English. His work has been published in Kalkion and Beorh Quarterly.


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