Poem: Lights Tonight

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Lights Tonight

The lights this evening are not denied their time
farther away from Harris Avenue the brighter they become
Lemon juice irritates the cut on my thumb
Ghost-hitchhiker talks to my temple

How do you find harmony,
find a hole and fill it

 

He beat the Lilith out of her Eve that night
used her blood to write his scriptures

The lady’s roots scream,
I will not fall before my time.
My time is not today!

 

Lights above,
I’ll settle for a shooting star
come down, swing low
this night Split my
shadow four ways
round robin me
‘round the
Milk Way

It is not death I seek
but dancing the
true dance
true

Event: Auburn Open Mic at The Rainbow Cafe

You’re invited~

Auburn Open Mic Night presented by the

Auburn Arts  Commission

December 7, 2015, 7 P.M.

at The Rainbow Cafe, Downtown Auburn

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The Rainbow Cafe 112 East Main Street Auburn, WA 98002

TWO features: Joann  C. Roberts, aka “Paradigm” and Shannon P. Laws

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Joann C. Roberts, aka “Paradigm”

What an honor to be reading with Joann.  I saw her read at the Auburn Days Festival this last summer.  She was the star of the show!  Her insight and lyrical observations of the shared essence of human life and the universe communicated across the theater and into the hearts of the audience.  The head-nods and applause gave no doubt.  This lady understands ethos and she is not afraid to use it.  This venue seats 80, her words will reach each corner.

Originally from Chicago she is making her rounds in the Northwest, recently featured at Duane Kirby Jensen’s Everett Poetry Night.  Please come out and join us.  Experience poetry!