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Last night, I got real Texan on the mic with a memorized poem (🀠!) Then I made my way through two more short poems, which were translated to pictures so I could "read" them — gratitude to the hackathon crew for making that possible. πŸ‘ΎπŸ’œ The boyfriend drove down from a million miles away and took a poeting picture of me that I like, even though I will never get used to seeing myself in a hat. πŸ’™ @sarahthursdaypoet , @billfriday and I grabbed some sushi and ramen before the show. πŸ’š Everyone on the open mic was πŸ”₯, @roonbug and @hanalena.fennel.poetry read fantastic cicada poems for me πŸ’›, and there were lots of readers I either hadn't heard or hadn't heard in awhile. It was super cool to be audience to all that. πŸ™πŸΎπŸ’• And, the best part– I got to feature alongside two extraordinary poets (@theexquisitepoet and @sarahthursdaypoet) in front of the warm audience of Two Idiots Peddling Poetry at The Ugly Mug. Listening to them is always an honor, listening to them with a roomful of people who get what an honor it is– even better. β™₯️. [I got a bit dizzy on stage. Even reading images for just 10 minutes was a lot. I won't be featuring anywhere again, or tackling any busy nights like this one, until I make some significant progress with all this brain stuff, which hopefully happens soon 🀞🏾. And now… I plan to nap till next week. πŸ™ˆπŸ’š]

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