I’m startled. Shakespeare, whisper music
in my ears. Floating down still pond.
Singing softly to Mama’s tune. Rocking
down river. Falling asleep in moon’s
glint of sunshine. I’m still learning
to be unfortunate. Dad’s on a mission
so it’s just Mama and me. The laundry
will take a bath in the river. The baby
bear’s little claws will take some
honey. Mom mad. Oh well!

By Emma, 4th grade
[photo by Ragorder via flickr]

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