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Breathe

Friends and Poets and Performers

I just want to be clear on something, when we walk up to the mic and take that breath, we are not being dramatic or cliché.

We are saying we care.

We are attempting to live in that moment and re-engage with the piece, convince ourselves we made the right choice, that this is the one they have to hear from me, this is what I must share.

We take that breath because we don’t want to fuck up our good, good work and embarrass ourselves/poetry parents/ that good art we been craftin’. We are saying our work deserves a breath.

When I breathe before I begin my poem, I am really saying “don’t fuck it up” and “you bet not fart during this poem.”

― AKeemjamal Rollins, author of Suicide Note

Video

Me Performing

 

This was my first feature, and I was so nervous my mouth went dry but I kept going. Seeing how tough the judges were made me even more nervous– don’t know why since I wasn’t competing but still…it was a rush.  I think with more practice I’ll be even great. This was filmed by Erik Hoeppler.

Dear Teachers

Dear Teachers

stop telling young aspiring writers

to write what they know. 

 

Can you recall a time

were your favorite author played it safe?

I highly doubt it.

 

Did Robert Frost

not say to take the road less traveled?

Are we not writers?

 

— To’Wednesday Sibley, Dear Teachers