Just a few broken bits of bone

Some scraps of cloth and a hair or two

Marked and placed in plastic bags

Is all that remains of you

Wild dogs took all the rest

From what little they could obtain

They pieced like a jigsaw puzzle

And now they call you Jane.

Sketch artist captured well

That girlish grin that gentle curl

As your composite un-identified you

Eighteen to twenty-one, front page girl.

But I knew it took more than snow

To cover you as your trail of footprints

DNA was more than enough to show

As your forensic finger now points.

Clinton Van Inman

Clinton Van Inman was born in England 1945, graduated from SDSU in 1977, a retired English teacher in Hillsborough County, Fl, he lives with his wife, Elba, in Sun City Center, FL.