Schaller, Iowa Pop Corn Days 2002
The Jaycees Beer Garden
A local band blangs away
from a flatbed stage
In a beer garden walled
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.