A Poetic Night Out #ThanksMonth Vol. 2

Last night was date night. After a delicious dinner at one of my favorite restaurants in town, we headed over to the Englert Theater. The theater has been beautifully restored and always makes me feel like I've stepped back in time when I walk in so date nights there are always extra special. We were going to see a spoken word poet that Misha loves named Andrea Gibson. She had seen her perform before and I was really excited to get my first taste of listening to her and seeing her live.

Getting a drink at Deadwood before the show

I was too busy getting march and autographs to get the bill lit up...

In preparation for the night I had been listening to youtube videos of her performances all day so I knew that I was in for something special but I didn't realize just how amazing it would be. Sitting there in the audience, a room of LGBTQA people, I found myself glued to my seat, unable to look away from the tiny person standing at the mic. The emotion pouring out of their soul made me laugh and cry as the night went on I began to feel more inspired than I had in a long long time.

When I was younger I loved poetry but as I grew up, life got in the way and I kind of forgot about it.
Sure, I kept writing, but I didn't write any poetry. So today, I sat down and wrote my first poem in over 7 years. I don't know how good it is, or if anyone will ever see it, but it felt so good just to do it.

If I ever get brave enough, maybe I'll start to post my poetry on here...