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Shannon Quinn

Shannon Quinn lives in Toronto, Canada. Her work has appeared in The Literary Review of Canada, Halfway Down the Stairs, Maisonneuve, Existere, Subterrain and in several other literary journals. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre from the University of Alberta. She is currently participating in the Wired Writing Studio at the Banff Centre for the Arts.


 

 

 

 

 

Regret

 

I had a militia

of people I broke by accident.

You had an army

of unfinished business.

Under each day’s shifting skin

we flew random flags.

I chambered all my vacancies

and fired off regrets

knowing only now why I kept them hungry,

kept them hunting.

 

I am responsible

for remembering the parts of our history that hurt.

 

©2012 Shannon Quinn

 

 

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'Words': poem by Shannon Quinn in Guttereloquence

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