Sometimes, when I wake up in the middle of the night, and the white edges of fire and brimstone assault my vision with living nightmares of distant places and threats … she will reach for me, hold me close, and not let go until I have fallen asleep again.
Other times. I will reach for her. And in our sleepy haze, she still recognizes my touch, and my need, and responds by clasping my hands and shifting closer.
She is my night sky.
I am her moon.
She envelopes me, and protects me from the flames.
With yesterday’s launch of Google+ Communities, The Lions’ Historian took advantage of the opportunity and launched a new online community, Midwest Spoken Word.
Midwest Spoken Word will serve as an on-line location that can provide support and networking opportunities for spoken word artists, poets, and storytellers in the Midwest region. Although the community is primarily focused on strengthening the network between Midwest artists, its digital doors are open to anyone who’d like to join and engage in the dialogue.
About Midwest Spoken Word
Midwest Spoken Word
The community, “Midwest Spoken Word,” is for all poets, spoken word artists, wordsmiths, amateurs, champions, and lovers of the craft! This community is a space where artists can share upcoming events, news, and releases related to poetry & spoken word happenings in the Midwest region! From Milwaukee to St. Louis to Chicago to Detroit to Cleveland [and every town in-between] — this community is for you!