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Silence.
So quiet it wakes me up.
No carnival noise in the distance.
No cover band music.
No backyard fireworks!
Yes.

No crowds of people streaming past the house.
No utterances from noisy drunk people.
Aaaahhhh

No birdsong.
Not even a crow.
Too early for bird happy hour.
I hope they weren’t too badly startled by all the backyard fireworks.
Well, of course they were.
Loud noises cause panic flying in birds.
I hope they are all OK.

After three minutes there is a noise.
A car.
Or is that a motorcycle?
Or maybe that red two seater thing seen all around town as of late?
I fall back asleep.

Happy July 5th!

 

Photo: Howard Ignatius / CC BY NC 2.0 via Audubon