Kimberly from Noni’s asked us to write free poems at their free dance event Death From Below held at the super underground Music Room on Edgewood. The only caveat was that it started at 11pm and went to 3 or 4 in the morning… and being the working-class conservative middle-aged number-crunching bureaucratic poets that we were, it was a wonder we even made it out there.
Of course I’m just speaking for myself. Nick Charis, one of our newest FPOD members, is a night owl and could’ve stayed up all night, probably. I, on the other hand, was falling asleep by 3am. Thankfully, the people who came out to dance were very enthusiastic about poetry, and very creative with their topic choices. Among them were: quantum entanglement, cylons, pirates, Tokyo Coco, and self diagnosed aspergers. The requester of that last topic also embroiled us in a long conversation about heteronyms! Word geeks unite!