Is it Saturday yet? Because it feels like the Sabbath. Yes, its 3:12 AM and Im up brewing Mint Tea and eating stuffed, roasted mushrooms. I think a trickster Spirit snuck in with todays groceries because while 2-strand twisting my hair I turned the water off to steep the Mint Leaves. All true tea drinkers know there is an art, a science to the perfect cup of tea. Start with cool water (some say cold), bring to a low, slow boil. Remove from heat THEN add tea leaves. Infuse for juuuust the right about of time, but not a second over. Or else! Well, the trickster Spirit turned the fire back on and on a high boil at that. By the time I discovered my Moroccan Mint Tea cooking.... too late.
So I asked Esu to play another game and at another time. My Mint Tea is part of tomorrow's menu and wasting time and leaves on tea I can't use aint helpful right now...
Back to 2-strand twisting and stuffed, roasted Portabella mushrooms- Yum. Before I go back in the kitchen, thought Ild follow a stream of inspiration and blog about last night's "Wild'In Out-Style SLAM Poetry" event.
Glad I went. Its been forever since Ive been to a poetry show and I miss the vibes. So, after interviewing the ladies of the 2017 Houston SLAM Team on Circle Sisters Podcast, I was invited to participate in the team's last fundraiser before Nationals. I hesitated to agree because I had no idea what to expect. I hadn't actually watched Wild'In Out since Nick and Mimi were married. However, this was the perfect opportunity to get out of the house. Plus it was in an Egyptian restaurant so I could bring my daughter and..... Egyptian Restaurant!
So, I went. And had a blast. My favorite part was the group poems! I love group poems! Honestly I love pretty much all group performances, including choirs and chamber music. There's nothing like organized synergy!
After the Poetry was the Wild'N Out segment. And that was hi-lar-i-ous. The guys started at each other quickly and it turned into a Dozens contest. Whats ironic is that one of the poets, the SLAM Captian @SupaVince, shared a poem earlier in the show about "The Dozens" and its origin in Black Culture. Its a powerful piece because it talk about the pain we are socialized to inflict upon one another. I caught a clip of it: (Caution Strong Language. Strong!)
Also check out a a clip from the Wild'N Out portion of the show and be sure to patronize the next SLAM Contest you are invited to: