Posts tagged: poetry
May 13th: Busboys and Poets, Washington DC
May 14th: Busboys and Poets, Washington DC
May 18th: Slam Richmond, Richmond, Va
May 20th: Poetry On Tap at Mama’s Crowbar, Portland, Me
May 24th: Poetz Realm, (Bridgeport Innovation Center) Bridgeport, Ct
May 27th: Dirty Gerund Poetry Show, Worchester, Ma
June 2nd: Rhythmic Cypher, Portland, Me
June 6th: Slam Free or Die, Manchester, Nh
June 8th: Buffalo Niagara International Poetry Slam, Buffalo, NY
June 14th-15th: Rustbelt Regional Poetry Slam, Madison, Wi
June 20th: Jus Words Open Mic, Philadelphia, Pa
For My Tumblr followers, because I pretty much never post poems, old or new. I’m this guy.
Like the shoelace
the bicycle becomes a memory.
So does the time with the car
and the tire, and the time
you smelled breakfast but mom
was still in bed. Or even if that didn’t happen,
or if he wasn’t yours and was more hers
you remember each time
he sat with you, or talked to you
even if it was about basketball
or your mother, or violence,
or manhood, or standing up for yourself.
Whatever it was, you remember that,
regardless if his name was brother,
uncle, grandpa, friend, that one guy
or father. You remember each memory
that you one day want to be remembered by.