I don’t think I actually gave up Performance Poetry or reading at Open Mic events… it just happened.
I do know my last mic time was in 1998… a decade and a half ago.
The buzz of adrenaline I have now – having just made it home, is incredible! I cannot believe I waited this long. I don’t think I was waiting so much as a dormant. My creative spirit bubbled away under the surface, loading my sub-conscious with experiences to draw on at a later time. My spirit held on, knowing that I would explode again in her lifetime!
And here I am. Erupting. I plan on being on fire now for the rest of my life.
It has been so long that my brand new file was from Woolworths, which closed in the UK January 2009. (The folder really hadn’t been used either, waiting for this day.) Funnily enough my 2013 writing notebook is from Woolworths too – although that had been Christened in 2009 (when I took the inspired trip to Woolworths) to stock up on stationery after deciding to get back into writing – a venture that lasted just a few months.
So here I am, having opened Pandora’s Box, I see that all inside glistens with gold richness and I do not intend to do anything other than roll in the rush of belonging to this place and finally finding my way home.
I had a last minute call for work today (which is great financially) but has set me in quite a whirl this evening!
I have just a over an hour to get myself set for tonight’s poetry event.
Inspired by new poetry friends at Sarah’s book launch last month, I think my outfit has been chosen…. footwear is causing me mental stress…. I think after the day I have had (on my feet in tight, work shoes) I need to go flat…. and the great British weather has started so something waterproof would also be an idea….
I haven’t unpacked my vast shoe collection so my choices of limited (which is a godsend. I’d need an hour to choose feet cover my otherwise!)
And then the poetry… I had planned to email Mr G and have a fully typed file ready by 5pm …. I didn’t get a chance. I have rifled through the published collection – but don’t really want to take a library of books ‘look at me I’m published…’ and quite frankly some of the material that was published was written half a life time ago!
That’s why I am here on the blog trying to copy out some of my latest efforts… oh for a printer!
Better get on with it! Not sure how late I will be home, the gig is out of county and I may have to work again tomorrow. Will no doubt arrive home full of adrenalin and come and let you all know what a grand night I have had!