Brandon wrote an updated version of Martin Luther King's "I have a dream" speech for a class assignment. The content has been changed completely, but I think some of the original speech cadences still remain.
Christopher kept a stream-of-consciousness notebook during our trip to Mt. Nebo, Arkansas, over spring break.
This poem, whose four-year-old author wishes to remain anonymous, was recited to me one evening exactly as written here, in hushed and mysterious tones, as befits the subject matter. Notes: the "very night butterfly" is a rare species of gigantic nocturnal butterfly - the largest butterfly known to man. The locutions "dawn dawling" and "it it night" are rhythmic alliterations, not misprints. The reader is invited to interpret "rope mechanic" as he or she pleases.