Well, I did it! I went to my second poetry reading at Parkplace Books. I actually read. I got up in front of a crowd of twelve or so and read two of my poems. Nervously, I read a bit too fast, but I hung in there. I didn’t vomit or run away screaming. I think I did rather well for my first time. Other Poets presented their poems as well. None stood out like the “Slam” poet who acted, recited, and rapped his poetry. What a gift. He captivated the audience with his presence. Something, I’d like to learn. Overall, it’s a joy to hear the variety of styles of poetry. I look forward to the next event.