Posts Tagged ‘downtown Provo’

Why Can’t You Be Quiet: Revolutionary (Napkin) Free Verse Poem

May 7, 2015

I don’t understand
why those who want me to
wear their words
will stand
and talk loud
over my thoughts
that I bled onto
my paper.

Don’t i matter?
Maybe I’m old.
Maybe I was born
In a time
When my daddy
And mamma taught we kids,
Once young, too,
Like you,
To be polite,
To show respect
To others,
To listen
When it’s your turn to hear.

Just as I
Turned my gaze
To you
And listened to your lips
As they caress
The open mic.

I will listen
And did listen
To you
When it was your turn,
To speak your truths.

And now that
Its my voice
That should be heard,
You can hear.
Or u may leave
And converse outside.

If you’re here,
So others may hear,
U may kindly,
Shut the f*** up.


Mic Shrinkage: Revolutionary ConTEXTing Haiku

July 17, 2014

“Don’t touch the mic!” No/
matter who it reminds you/
of, it gets shortened.

Is That A “Yes”? Romantic ConTEXTing Haiku

July 10, 2014

I asked if I could/
kick her in the head. She said:/
“I have brain damage.”

Speak for Yourself Open Mic Poetry Night at Enliten Cafe', Downtown Provo, Utah

Kickin’ It: Romantic ConTEXTing Haiku

July 10, 2014

speak for yourself open mic poetry night at Enliten Cafe' in downtown Provo, UTShe read and opened*/
her soul. I wondered: Could I/
kick her in the face?

*She stood, opening/
herself. I wondered: Could I/
kick her in the head?