Just let me say I love you.
Just let me say I want you.
Just let me say you were right.
Just let me say you win.
Just let me say I don't care.
Just let me say I care a lot more than I should.
Just let me show you I folded your laundry.
Just let me show you I cleaned up the mess.
Just let me hide the insecure parts.
Just drink this.
Just try this I made for you.
Just hold onto that thought.
Just let me take out the recycling.
Just let me know what you need.
Just let me close this deal.
Just let me pay the rent first.
Just let me put out those wildfires, baby.
Just wait a minute while I mourn a lost soul.
Just let me work this all out.
Just wait for me to forgive you.
Just give me a fighting chance.
Just let me finish my last sentence!
Just, before you go,
say you love me too.
Mysti Rose Frost was born in Montana and is a non-enrolled member of the Crow Tribe. She moved to Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico with her family at the age of six. She is bilingual in English and Spanish and identifies as multiracial and multicultural. Mysti began writing short stories when she was taken out of school at the age of nine due to her struggles with reading and spelling. Later, it was discovered she had Dyslexia and ADHD. Mysti spent a year at home reading hundreds of books and writing stories, where she developed her voice. Mysti was urged by her family and friends to keep writing. Mysti won her first poetry contest at the age of eleven.
She moved to Eugene, Oregon, where she attended The University of Oregon, majoring in General Social Science-Globalization, Environment, and Policy. She is active and engaged in local politics, and supports marginalized communities in their fight for environmental and social justice issues. Mysti suffered significant losses during the Covid-19 pandemic 2020-21, which included the death of her grandmother, and the end of a romantic relationship. Mysti enjoys comedy, photography, acting, and spending time with her daughter, Alice. Her poem, #selfcareintimeofcorona, was published in the anthology, Poems from the Lockdown in April 2020.