Van Geffen 1

Lauren Van Geffen

Mrs. Kemmerling

ENG 4U               

November 6th 2013



Yes, I see you coming

Shall I die by animal or water?

I pick animal

I will not die engulfed by the mouth of water but rather by Richard Parker

But wait, today is not my day!

The storm has ceased and the animal tamed

All is calm

But no

The storms keep coming, each as bad as the first

The thunder and lightening

Loud and bright

But I will not die out here

I will not die

I will survive with Richard Parker

I love him

He is my best friend, I mustn’t fail him

I have failed him

I cannot see

I cannot fish

I cannot gather

I cannot live

I am going to die