By Rumi M.

The humming of the pool pump.

My father’s feet shuffling across the floor.

My brother’s loud voice echoing through the house like thunder.

I sit in the porch, a cat on his post.


Rumi M. is a Level 1 student who likes to read and spend time with his family.

Publishing work by students at Alpha, a K-12 school in Austin, TX. Learn more at