Shanna Compton (a poetic bid for affirmation)

“…I just want to say yes to you, yes and watch this.”

Shanna Compton, conclusion to her poem “Back in Seaside”, which appeared in my Inbox one day courtesy of the daily poetry mailing. I don’t know — there was just something in the bare-naked hope and fierceness in this line that I loved then and would like to find in myself tonight.

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