Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Strong Voice Silenced Bright Light Dimmed

Austin native Shannon Leigh, 20, who began to rock the local slam poetry scene when she was only 14, has been in critical condition in a Florida hospital since a diving accident about three weeks ago. Today's paper says there are no longer any signs of brain activity and they are only keeping her on life support until her boyfriend can get there to say good-bye.

I am posting this video not for its content so much as for its sheer brilliance, most especially in light of her youth. When I was twenty I was incapable of anything of the sort.

Still am.

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