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May at Bossa

Wednesday, May 16th, 2012

May’s open mic was a blast! It was great to see so many people out, and hear so many voices. ‘Twas truly a GPI night. Here are some highlights:

Rula showed the wisdom etched in their fine faces, these women tucked together.

Lisa went to the poem—a fish needing breath and finding the water.

Damian asked, are we humans or just gorillas in the mist?

The thoughts Laura’s [you’ve] been thinking have been carefully selected.

Luis was the truest, doing what he loves to do.

Gowri winter spring summer and fell into climate change then rained on hipster racism and retro sexism.

Mo wondered…for cheaper gas, would we sacrifice all of creation?

Couldn’t keep Jess down with no pain.

Laurie spoke to violence and she’s sick of it.

Jamie gave us the reigns to controlling ourselves in independence.

Shahid sang justice <clap> is hard to find in this world <clap> the flag of the unseen furled <clap> into the infinity we’re hurled…

Many other words and rhythms rippled through the air at the open mic, and a sweet lil’ impromptu cypher/jam topped off the night. Looking forward to June.

See ya there!

– Jessica

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