• Welcome to Pre-AP English 9 in Mrs. Peoples’ class. I hope that your experience will ignite a passion for literature, discussion, and writing.  Most importantly, as we journey through the lives of characters, let us sip from the cool springs of self-discovery.
    Life's Journey

    by Eve Merriam

    In the heel of my thumb
    are whorls, whirls, wheels
    in a unique design:
    mine alone.
    What a treasure to own!
    My own flesh, my own feelings.
    No other, however grand or base,
    can ever contain the same.
    My signature,
    thumbing the pages of my time.
    My universe key,
    my singularity.
    Impress, implant,
    I am myself,
    of all my atom parts I am the sum.
    And out of my blood and my brain
    I make my own interior weather,
    my own sun and rain.
    Imprint my mark upon the world,
    whatever I shall become.