Kansas Wesleyan University in Salina, KS on 12/02/2019

Where does your belief come from?
From the past being brought to the future
from the here & now
being unapologetically myself
trying to be the truest form of me
realizing that I am stronger than I know
so much stronger than I ever thought possible
exceeding even my own expectations
stay true to yourself
but is there still meaning
in that, or has it become
Because the only difference
between a groove & grave
is the depth


Exquisite corpse: (from the French term cadavre exquis), A method by which a collection of words or images are collectively assembled. I collected these poems as I traveled through Kansas. These poems are written collectively by Kansans at readings, open mics and workshops. The titles of each poem are the locations and dates where they were assembled. They are part of Exquisite Kansas, a collection to be published at the end of my laureateship.

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