We had the first Alchemy poetry reading in a long time tonight. There was one in December, which I missed,because it was at The Globe, with whom I am feuding. It is a bit of a shame, since I think that’s the first one I’ve ever missed in the history of Alchemy.
Then before that, we’d skipped November, so it’s been like half a year. I hope they’re going to start happening regularly again.
It was a pretty good night. Everybody liked the featured reader. Her poems all at least said something. I liked the one called ‘Awkward.’ “For those of us who think that talking physics is flirting.”
Then, there was an Irish a capella singer who was great, a story teller, which always breaks up the monotony a bit, and most of the poets were good as well. I particularly like the one about (well, I think it was about. My mind had been wandering a bit until it got to be super dramatic) about a Viking in Starbucks. Threatening the barista with a double handled ax.
My stuff came out O.K., I think, got a couple of chuckles, but I didn’t really have an anchor poem, a big bazoomba, and that’s what I should work on for next time. The big bazoomba.