Sunday, October 23, 2011

Emerging Urban Poet!

video
Here's a video of the poem I performed at the Emerging Urban Poets 2011 Anthology Reading inside Maui Wowi:

Freedom To Drive

a ton of steel and glass and plastic and rubber
on asphalt and concrete and metal road to reach
a windowed and tabled restaurant to gorge on
cow and pig and chicken and fish to fill belly and
get in car again to arrive at mall steel and glass
and rubber and stucco buildings of opportunity
to try on and plastic card or paper bill purchase
yards of cotton and polyester and rayon and
spandex then plant jeans on leather and vinyl
once more to park wheels and chrome near a
convenience store of plastic and chrome counters
to buy a bunch of plastic and paper packages bags
and bottles easily tossed in either receptacle or
ground and subsequently re-enter a stucco and
rubber and glass and steel building wherein clothes
and food and electronics are stored in wood and on
carpet made to outlast flesh and bone occupants

Amsterdam Cafe!

video
Here's a video of one of the poems I performed there:

Because I'm A Performer In The Theater Of Life

switch on the microphone
so I can tell you
how I feel about today

you're all seated in rows
this reminds me
I am coupled

watch the clock tick away
I don't sense it
because my mind is busy

step down the stairs
hear the creaking
oh yeah
time is passing

so slide out the screen
let me see
the film of our life together

open the door
allow the sun and wind in
to help me remember
how it feels to be in love

turn up the lights
so all can sight
whom I love so dearly

listen to the speakers
thunder the depth
of my feeling

spot those plugged outlets
prods on how well
we fit together

cover the exit sign
because I don't wish to find
out when our love ends

pull the fire alarm
I want everyone to know
I'm in love with you

thank you audience
your energy makes me
take it all in
a hundred times more

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Feature!


TONIGHT, Feral Fusion at the Amsterdam Cafe presents
two of THE INNER FOUR.
They are moi and CALOKIE, plus ELI GOITEIN and REGINA HIGGINS
Location - 10905 Magnolia Blvd., North Hollywood, CA 91601
Sign Up - 8:00 pm
Start - 8:30 pm
Solo poetry/spoken word - 5 minutes or 3 poems
Fusion artists - 10 minutes
Hosted by Angel Uriel Perales and Cindy Weinstein (aka Feral Artist)

Friday, October 7, 2011

Radio!


NEXT WEDNESDAY'S (October 12th) SPECIAL GUEST...moi...at 8:30pm on Poet's Cafe hosted by Lois P. Jones...that's 90.7 FM (www.kpfk.org)

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Publication!


My poem YouTube Recommended has been published in Toucan >
http://thetoucanonline.blogspot.com/2011/10/issue-13-table-of-contents.html