Sunday, May 5, 2024

Why Not Celebrate Something? by Roberta Beach Jacobson

In the southern hemisphere
in the month of March
in a capital city
on a balmy Saturday
at precisely 1 p.m.

snare drums call out

Foreign tourists
along the parade route
it’s a local holiday
of some sort

Maybe they’re right


Roberta Beach Jacobson (she/her) is drawn to the magic of words–poetry, song lyrics, flash fiction, puzzles, and stand-up comedy. Her latest book is Demitasse Fiction: One-Minute Reads for Busy People (Alien Buddha Press, 2023). She lives in Iowa, USA.