It’s Christmas Eve as I write this, and I hadn’t been planning to write anything on here, just wanting to give my keyboard and my writing skills a breather. But then I remembered I had performed at Mother Fool’s earlier this month. And I had previously mentioned in passing that someone recorded part of my performance. When my name was called to perform, I kindly asked someone at the table next to me to snap some pictures of yours truly performing. She kindly obliged. But not only did she take a couple of still shots… by chance or whatever, she hit the “video record” button of my camera while I was performing the first of the three poems I read that Friday night, “Store-bought.”
Three things that I must make note of here: The kind person who caught this didn’t capture my entire performance, just a little bit of the first two stanzas of “Store-bought” (itchy fingers, I presume. Also, the video is not the greatest in audio or visual quality (it was shot from a distance after all). And while I am comfortable with writing poetry, my actual performing skills are still not up to snuff. Hopefully, with more practice and more performing, I’ll improve the second part of that equation. So, enjoy this rather impromptu gift from me to you, and Happy Christmas or whatever you may be celebrating!