A Poem for Pop-Corn Days

Schaller, Iowa Pop Corn Days 2002
The Jaycees Beer Garden

A local band blangs away
  from a flatbed stage
In a beer garden walled
  by semitrailers

The singer channels the Foo Fighters
  like him, we’re “Lookin’ for the sky to save me,
   “Lookin’ for a sign of life”

In front of the stage
 a young mother “dances” with her daughter.
She’s wearing a tank top and not-quite-Daisy-Dukes
 so is the three-year old
Clinging tight to Mom’s hip.

Everyone is back in high school.

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