When We Were Seven

jangling cow bell
standing in the pasture
you shout moo

— Julie Bloss Kelsey

(first appeared in Four and Twenty, Volume 3, Issue 10, October 2010)

Photo credit: WATTAgNet.com, via flickr // CC BY 2.0

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Just Before Sleep

his booming voice
from under the bed
little giggles

— Julie Bloss Kelsey

(first appeared as a “Four and Twenty of the Week” at Four and Twenty, November 9, 2010)

Photo credit: irene nobrega, via flickr // CC BY 2.0