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.Thumbprint
by Eve Merriam
In the heel of my thumb
are whorls, whirls, wheels
in a unique design:
What a treasure to own!
My own flesh, my own feelings.
No other, however grand or base,
can ever contain the same.
thumbing the pages of my time.
My universe key,
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.