One Night a Guy Fresh Outta Jail Was at the Open Mic

This was years ago at a venue and reading series that are now long gone. I was fresh on the scene and had a lot of motivation to be great. Each time I went on stage I’d feel like I’d reached a new level, and the audience would seem to agree. I think mostly they liked that I really believed in myself. People don’t seem to really know when poetry is great, but they always know fearlessness is.

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