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30/30 Poetry Challenge (2016)


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Day 30 – Hurricane K, or Why We Name Storms After People

By on April 30, 2016
"the calm at her core had deceived you, lured you and let you think you were the lure"


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Day 28 – Coffee Cup Girls (Single-Serve, Paper, Non-Recyclable)

By on April 29, 2016
"Don’t think about it or the burn in your throat every time you go back for another single-serve."


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Day 27 – Seizure vs. Possession

By on April 29, 2016
"tape them so tight that we wouldn’t have to hear your torn-steel screams"


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Day 26 -Two Kinds of Men / Switchblade

By on April 28, 2016
"the ones who do what they say / and the ones who say what they do."


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Day 25 – Learning to Be

By on April 28, 2016
"You were born poor enough to be blessed with hustle, sure, but you do not deserve the luxury of days off."


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Day 24 – Honeybuns

By on April 27, 2016
27 words of warning against artificial ease and closeness.


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Day 23 – Pig Hunting on Concrete

By on April 27, 2016
"Just keep the game oblivious, make them comfortable with their killers."


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  • Also, the other thing I did last weekend: performed in this super fun #improv show! Thanks to @stillsarahackerman and @laughingmatterscomedy for letting me play with y’all in #BattleActs, and for the homies for coming out to support. (Lenise is still a beast, even though she lost the crown.)
  • This past weekend, I had the super cool opportunity to lead 2 panels at a legit #writers conference right here in #Atlanta. Thank you to @broadleafwriters, @zacharysteele23, and @rileymccarthy76 for trusting me to ask some good questions and to keep a room full of writers engaged. I learned a lot and got to spend some quality time with some quality friends - both new and old. Looking forward to next year already. #bwc19, #writing
  • So it’s 3am over in Split, #Croatia - the land of my #family, of my people - and as I lay here, restless, I can’t help but think about the passing of yet another anniversary of #HurricaneKatrina and it’s devastation to my #NewOrleans #home, another land full of my family and people. // Earlier today, on vacation, as we toured together the ancient palace of the Roman Emperor Diocletian, our wonderful tour guide pointed out the different eras and styles of construction that showed their faces throughout, and how the people of the city have always used it as a living structure. Despite political and actual wars, changes in faith and leaders, and thousands of years of time, the structure still stands and lives, and the people keep adapting and living right along with it. // I’ll post more pictures later, but for now, I’m too busy enjoying these rare moments with loved ones both near and far to let the sadness of loss long ago seep in. Maybe this is healing. Maybe this is adapting. Maybe this is living. And, man, ain’t that somethin.
  • Guess who just moved on down to #Atlanta, y'all?! #Vandy, #Fraaands, #ReuniteTheAdmiralsClub, #GonnaWinAllTheTriviaNightsNow, #MetaNashvilleFilter
  • The top 10 of my trip to visit some of my top friends this past weekend. #NYC, #StatueOfLiberty, #EmoNight, #ConeyIsland, #Nonnas, #BookOfMormon
  • Recent fun times at the @dadsgarageatl student mixer nights. 😁 #practice, #improv, #Atlanta

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