Crazy Trampoline Tricks!

Seoyon Kim

Dad wants to sell the trampoline to the new family down the street
My mom said they moved from Milwaukee and that’s
probably true because the other day I saw their seven year old son carry a red
plastic sled from the moving van to their garage
though he probably won’t get the chance to use it again anytime soon
I don’t think there’s any reason to get rid of the trampoline but Dad says it’s always such a
hassle to mow the lawn with that thing taking up so much space and Mom says it’s an
eyesore anyways and I haven’t even been on it since when we were both angry children you & I
Dad said he’s going to disassemble it
and take it over first thing next morning and that I should go
with him and say hi too
I saw the kid again today when I was checking the mailbox
He stopped on his little blue bike and looked at
me very solemnly and said he would show me his crazy
trampoline tricks tomorrow so there’s that to look forward to I guess.

Seoyon Kim is a 16-year-old student at the Wheeler School in Rhode Island. She is a Prussian history enthusiast and peaked when she won the spelling bee back in middle school. When she is not reading and writing, she is making art or playing music on the flute or gayageum, a traditional Korean zither. Her writing tends to deal with the wacky and bizarre and is just as particular about details as she is. Her work has been recognized by the Alliance for Young Artists and Writers, the Rhode Island Center for the book, and more.

"Out the back yard [grandkids letting of steam]" by † Jimmy MacDonald † is licensed under CC BY 2.0.

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