Posts Tagged ‘open mic’

I’m Sorry That You’re Sorry. STOP! Revolutionary Napkin Free Verse

November 6, 2014

I’m sorry
that this is old.
I’m sorry
that I just wrote this.
I’m sorry
I didn’t have the time.
I’m sorry
that I’m old.
I’m sorry
that it’s new.
I’m sorry
that I’m young.
I’m sorry.
I’m sorry.
I’m sorry
that I’m sorry.

STOP!

Don’t apologize!
Sorry?
For what?

You are standing,
SOLO,
spilling your guts,
speaking for yourself,
sharing your mind,
telling truth.

Don’t give away
your power.
Don’t
be sorry.

I’m not.
We’re not.
Because you’re not
sorry.
You are
not.

Not
at
all
sorry.
Panoramic poets at Speak for Yourself open mic poetry night, Enliten Cafe, Provo, Utah

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Leave Brave And Return: Revolutionary Napkin Haiku

October 16, 2014

Speak for Yourself open mic poetry at Enliten Cafe', Provo, Utah -- and the kid in the red sweatshirtProps to the kid in/
the red sweatshirt — and Dad — who/
left and still returned.

What Gets Her Up? Revolutionary Napkin Haiku

October 9, 2014

What at last gets her/
up? It’s not peer pressure, for/
I am way too old.

Blue T-Shirt Muse: Revolutionary Improv Rhyming Napkin Haiku

October 9, 2014

Blue t-shirted muse at Speak for Yourself open mic poetry night, enliten cafe, Provo, UTLady in the blue/
t-shirt: It won’t hurt to read./
It’s what we all need.

Poetry Open Mic Virgins – Welcome! – Revolutionary Napkin Haiku

October 9, 2014

Speak for Yourself Open Mic Poetry night virgins at Enliten Cafe', Provo, UT, every Thursday eveningWhen you are wordless,/
write and read a napkin poem./
Welcome to the club!

Green (First Timer Napkin Poet) Inspiration: Revolutionary ImproVerse Haiku

August 15, 2014

“This is my first time”,/
she said, “Thanks to that guy there!”/
I’ve found my calling.

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?

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

Reading Others’ Words: Revolutionary ConTEXTing Haiku

June 12, 2014

Open mic poetry reading "Speak for Yourself" at Enliten Cafe, Provo, UTHe said “F*** the book!”, /
but that blurs the words and sticks/
pages together.