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Yes (excerpt)

Muriel Rukeyser

Some go local
Some go express
Some can't waint
To answer Yes.
Some complain
Of strain and stress
Their answer may be
No for Yes.
Some like failure
Some like success
Some like Yes Yes
Yes Yes Yes.
Open your eyes,
Dream but don't guess.
Your biggest surprise
Comes after Yes.
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"Yes" from A Muriel Rukeyser Reader, W.W. Norton & Company, Inc. 1994. Reprinted by permission of the Estate of Muriel Rukeyser.


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