This poet and I share the same birthday! And apparently we both want to run wild in the sea. Akins wrote both poetry and plays. The American writer is mostly known for her plays, “Papa” and “Foot-Loose.” Not the Kevin Bacon kind of Foot Loose. I know. Bummer. No matter, I particularly like this poem below because I read it as a wild woman who loves a straight-path man. He may take his laid-down path whenever he wants, but her path is out into a vast unknown! (Today that is referred to as your 20s.)
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