The poetry insurgency’s March 2011 lyrical ambush was intense, starting with all of two poets and ballooning over the course of two short hours into over ten. This Tuesday:
- Brenda pretended that it never happened, reminding us now crashing cruel reality comes and a wounded heart makes the hand mean.
- Damian uncharacteristically confessed that he is confused, and also feeling pleasant and conversational, before channeling MC Lyte.
- Sarah shared Alix Olson’s ode to the Lower East Side, and also noted that Focus on the Family’s headquarters has its own ZIP code.
- Jazmin visited us from New York, and suggested that woman awake, arise, stand up on her perfectly unbound feet, as we have lost the Earth staying on our knees.
- Lenny envisioned the revolution as cream cheese frosting, and reminded kings and queens and dictators that their time is served.
- Rabia spoke of the Mtagne d’Oro.
- Jeff reminded us that despite having just one planet where we live, we’re all split, and also exhorted us to before the battle better strategize.
- Monique suggested that she is alone.
- I speculated that Lyndi might be from Italy, and shared a tale of spending a night in less than ideal circumstances in central Manhattan.
- Alicia said that you have to give it back.
- Lyndi called a spade a spade, and decried justice denied and delayed.
- Amy, channeling Alix Olson, recalled that we’ve learned to scream until our throats throbbed.
- Ted noted that Rosa Parks and Hellen Keller are mentioned but minimalized, because history is militarized.
Come back out to Bossa to join us next time, on April 12!