juillet 30, 2003


Lewis Pioneer Cemetery Est. 1847
Hillsboro Oregon  © Copyright 1992-1993 Philip Vassar

Amy died
aged 173 days
in the fall of 1872.

Remembered today by a passerby
stalking the graveyard
seeking images of emptiness.

You knew the comfort of the suck
learned to smile and coo
won your parents love.

Your promise taken away
by an indifferent universe
never to know more of it.

You taught a man a century and more away
that graveyards are no place
to find emptiness.

Gravestone reads (hand carved and uneven):


Daughter of

A. & C. Jackson


April 15, 1872


Oct. 5, 1872


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