Riverside Desktop Poem - Comments & Conclusions

The second part of the poem’s headline clearly states “unwilling to die”. In our opinion, the author’s obvious refusal to die in spite of apparent heavy depression clearly rules out the possibility of a suicidal context of the Riverside Desktop Poem in its headline already.
The infliction of wounds through a knife or knife-like object and intensive spilling of blood sounds rather like a cruel, murderous, prolonged act than the suicide fantasy of a depressed female person. The author even perfidiously-artistically enhanced the violent and evil fantasy by designing figurative cascades for the running blood by means of alignment of words, commas and semicolon within the structure of the poem.
In his fantasy, the author creates a scenario where the victim will be found and saved after having experienced serious bodily harm and emotional distress. At the time the poem was written, its author did not decide on an imaginary or actual death sentence of his victim yet while the announcement “just wait till next time” clearly indicates that things were possibly moving into such direction.
Throughout the entire Riverside Desktop Poem, there is no indication of compassion or mercy for the injured and bleeding person. Instead, hatred and the sick idea of ritual “purification” of a known female person through blood spilling or blood sacrifice based on a violent and sadistic act appear to be author’s main drivers.
With all due respect to the supporters of the “suicidal female” theory, the Riverside Desktop Poem sounds much more like an extreme and graphic fantasy of a crime, an execution or even a kind of human sacrifice through the perfidious eyes of a sadistic person than an imaginary failed suicide attempt of a woman.
For the reasons outline above, we find the “homicidal male” theory much more convincing.
We tried our best from to interpret the Riverside Desktop Poem from two different perspectives. In this effort, we found it very hard to produce a consistent and conclusive poem interpretation from a presumed perspective of a suicidal female author. To make the “suicidal female” theory viable, the fantasy of a depressed female would need to turn into the fantasy of a failed suicide of a depressed woman. This makes logically no sense to us.
At the same time and for the reasons detailed above, we found that the interpretation of the poem from the presumed perspective of a homicidal male to be much more compelling.
However, the questions remain if the author of the Riverside Desktop Poem acted out his fantasy and put it into reality and, if indeed this has been the case, was this individual the person that became known as the Zodiac Killer three years after?
We would tend to reply both questions with a clear yes for the following reasons:
1. A definite crime has been committed and a female person, Cheri Jo Bates, has been murdered in a way that is consistent with the Riverside Desktop Poem
2. The weapon that was used for the murder of Cheri Jo Bates is consistent with the Riverside Desktop Poem fantasy
3. The poem has been found at the RCC Riverside Community College at a location and time that directly connects to the Cheri Jo Bates homicide, the course of events and the crime scene
4. Until today, no person came forward to claim authorship of the Riverside Desktop Poem
5. The handwriting of the Riverside Desktop Poem has been confirmed as an authentic Zodiac Killer communication by Zodiac Killer handwriting expert Sherwood Morrill
6. The poem is fully consistent with the Zodiac Killer case and with other presumed Zodiac Killer communications in the overall
7. Poetry is evident in other Zodiac Killer letters and communications
8. The poem is consistent with the Zodiac Killer’s Mikado chief executioner quotes
9. The Riverside Desktop Poem found in the RCC library has been written on the underside of the desk. Words had been written upside down in the “The Pace Is Not Any Slower!” and the “Peek Through The Pines” cards attributed to the Zodiac Killer
10. The Zodiac Killer indirectly confessed to the murder of Cheri Jo Bates in his “I am Crack Proof” letter of March 13, 1971, sent to the Los Angeles Times
Last but certainly not least, we have another small yet important observation that we would like to share with you. We invite you to have a close look at the headline of the Riverside Desktop Poem. You will find that there is a dot in the circle of the letter “o” of the word “to”.
The Riverside Desktop Poem
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If this dot has been put there by the author of the poem, we consider this as a very significant find because a “dot in a circle” is an ancient solar symbol similar to the “cross in a circle” symbol that the Zodiac Killer used to sign his letters. Please click here or use the search phrases “dot in a circle symbol” and “cross in a circle symbol” in your favorite search engine.
We hope that this way we can provide further insights and add value to the ongoing discussion.

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