I do not get out to the Poetry Forum often, but last night Vernell was featuring. My wife looked after N. and I got to hang out at the Rumba Cafe for a few pleasant hours. A lot of the Writer's Block showed up, we took the night over!
Man, my hair's gone gray, especially in that lighting. I ended up reading "It Was an Old Book", which is a decent warm up and "(Beer) A Love Poem, which got a good response.
Vernell did a great feature, doing two sets and a cross section of her serious and wittier work.
How did I beat this woman in the grand slam to go to IWPS again? A fluke son, a fluke.
Got some wonderful well wishes and luck from the people there. Hope I can get to read there more than twice a year.