Title: I Live On
Date: between 04/07/92 and 01/28/93
Setting: Junior year of high school
Form: Free Verse
I am but a mere image.
I live through others’ memories.
In their mind, in their soul,
My place is in their heart.
I am nothing but a mirage.
I exist through others’ feelings.
In their love, in their anger,
My presence is in their tears.
I am no more than a grain of salt.
I strive through those I touched.
In their lives, in their existence,
My being is within them.
Notes: This piece was most likely written in December or January. It was written during basketball season. I recall this because the boy's basketball coached passed away during the season.
Artifact I: An initial copy with a minor change from the original marked.