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singing the earth

tick tock it won’t stop create recreate
regenerate like a gecko’s tail can’t be lost
in translation we all go from god to human
and back again, speaking with borrowed and liquid tongues
bringing back
the myth of water
the mystery of missing it
only once it’s gone
cannot be found again, like giant squids playing peek-a-boo in the curtains
dark night oceans eleven hundred years around coming back in style
my file pulled from the archives
camera placement from above the ceiling
or beneath a glass-tiled floor
if our roots were visible would we know where we come from
instead we run to the sky to photosynthesize, dig with me
we’ve all got dirt on our jeans knees, scrapping, singing the earth
into night. we’ve all got worthless wings
and wild visions
night terrors and day tremors
we wake to move and be moved
see and be seen, spin and be spun,
a world of color, a unity of one,
the palate of my tongue.

~ i wrote this poem with my good friends gowri and henry on the glorious morning of saturday, june 27, 2009 ~


fabulous weekend


my good friend henry’s show was this past weekend. as the emcee/stage manager, i got to control the crowd of friends and family that came out to the dc arts center friday night to see the amazing new show. it was my first time seeing the show, and although i’ve heard many of the poems before, i was very impressed with the creativity, depth, and overall performance of it. henry’s poetry is very biographical, and in this show he weaves his mother’s, father’s, and grandparents’ stories together with some of his own views of current struggles to form a vibrant yet deeply contemplative whole. it is a pleasure to watch, and i hope we can book some more dates for him soon so that more people can see it.


was the final circle and cast party for this year’s city at peace team. they made a song about me and the other volunteers. here is a pic of them performing it in front of us. it was super sweet. FAP RAP

we also spoofed the entire show. i got to play the genie. it was hilarious good times. later that night i went with a friend to see one of the students (will, the light-skinned brother with the afro) dj at this cool Continue reading