Wednesday, April 24, 2013

The Startler

I startle easily.
That is, I startle others with
a frequency
that startles me.
I'm not scary, not like
animals, dark-alley killers,
or bill collectors.
I don't hide around corners,
in nooks or behind doors.
I don't wait for you to
wander past me so I can
jump out with a yell,
arms outstretched,
laugh at your expense.
No, my method is subtle. My
footsteps are quiet. I don't take up
much space
in a room, and if you
don't expect
me to be there,
my presence is enough
to boost your
heart rate

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