things that make me jump

by Gianna G., 13

A gunshot
Or the sound that I hear that I think is a gunshot
A bug
There’s no sound
Or a quiet sound that you can’t hear, but I can
When they are creeping up on me
Then I see them
That’s when I jump

When I hear my mom call my name
She calls from the bottom of the stairs
I stop whatever I am doing and try to think
Of all the things I have done
Since the day I have been on this Earth
Then I realize I have done nothing
So I go downstairs to see what she wants
knowing that I have done nothing bad
But when I get down there and she starts yelling at me
That’s when I jump
Red Bank, New Jersey