Poetry Corner: One of the Words is Yes

At the beginning of each day when
exactly half of me is asleep
and the other half awake
One of two words escapes
Loudly Out Loud
Always one of the same two words.

One of the words is “Yes” and the other
starts with “F” and is an expletive.
At first I was concerned, but,
This has been going on for quite some time
And lately the word is Yes.

Yes means “Yes I want to live.”
There used to be just one word,
but I taught myself to say Yes.

Chloe Sparacino is the department assistant for Fermanian Business School. She likes to hiking, biking, riding horses and writing poetry.