I just finished having a great time on J.P. Dancing Bear’s “Out of Our Minds” poetry show on KKUP Cupertina. It was a lot fun–mostly because Bear has a real laid back approach to handling the show.
We discussed the April PAD Challenge, the Poetic Asides blog, Poet’s Market, poetry submission worst practices, the importance of poet perseverance, and so much more. Bear was even kind enough to let me read 10 of my poems during the show.
If anyone was able to catch the show, I’d love to hear what you thought.
In the meantime, I’ll leave you with this previously unpublished poem, which I read during the show:
Watching Godzilla with my sons and trying to write
The story is written on the cave walls:
Ben asks why humans have so many wars
as Jonah stabs him with a plastic sword.
The make believe is over now: Turn off
the lights and buy insurance for your space
ship. If I had superpowers, I would
not create a Clark Kent identity.
Secrets always lead to super villains.
Jonah stuffs his Batman utility
belt down the back of his pants to become
Godzilla and roars, “I will never die.”