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CELEBRATING CREATIVE EXPRESSION AT BAYLOR SINCE 1966

Periaktoi Writing Post

Volume 53
Issue 1

Single Visual Art Post

  • Poetry
Found Poem — Survivor
Sophie Covert

I remember him saying there’s nothing I can’t survive
Because there’s nothing I will not do
I’m a survivalist
I had to leave-
To live
I survived against unspeakable odds


Being alive is a risk
It’s difficult to live but
I survived
Alone
I think of killing
Four people
Killed
I didn’t have a choice
I had to live
I survived against unspeakable odds


I remember
I never had to hurt anyone
In the old world
This is a new world
I survived against unspeakable odds


The world didn’t end
It’s still spinning
I am blessed
I am blessed most of all in being alive I lived to see a time
Worth living
I survived against unspeakable odds


I don’t know how to thank him


I survived against unspeakable odds
He didn’t...