Friday, June 19, 2020

A Room of My Own: Juneteenth Fireworks Haiku

barbecue smoke billowing
across the white picket fence
Juneteenth fireworks

FYI: "Despite the lack of federal recognition, Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day or the Black Fourth of July, has lived on through rich traditions, including lively celebrations in the form of festivals and parades with local bands playing, storytelling, picnics, fireworks and a Juneteenth staple — barbecues."

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  1. For further discussion, see "How We Juneteenth," "The New York Times," June 19,accessed at