At That Point

And I wonder
if I were to die right now
would it really make a difference?

For all that I have tried to do
is the world a better place
because I am?
How does one know?

Perhaps even all the people
that I've ever known and loved
would have been happier
had I never existed

I would like to think otherwise
but how can I be sure?

and for whatever I am
what part of life
originates in me?

What is it that I am truly
responsible for?
Everything?
Nothing?
Something in between?

If I sit very quietly
so that no one knows I'm here
do I continue to exist?

or do I become what I feel
which at that point is
nothing at all…

? Michaelette ?

7/24/99
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