Ghost Town Poetry Open Mic
Hosted by Christopher Luna and Toni Lumbrazo Luna of Printed Matter Vancouver
Featuring Emmett Wheatfall
Thursday, June 13
Open mic sign up begins at 6:30 and closes at 7
1015 Main Street
Vancouver, WA 98660
Food and libation provided by Niche Wine Bar, 1013 Main Street
Sound provided by Briz Loan & Guitar: http://briz.us/
LGBTQ+ FRIENDLY, ALL AGES, AND UNCENSORED SINCE 2004
Emmett Wheatfall is a published poet, playwright and recording artist. Emmett is the author of six books of poetry and a play titled Under the Red Robin, and has released five poetry CDs. In May 2018 Fernwood Press (an imprint of Barclay Press) published Emmett’s sixth poetry collection entitled As Clean as a Bone. For more information, visit http://emmettwheatfall.com
I saw a man with no teeth,
he smiled at me.
I bumped into a woman who had no feet,
she crawled to me.
I hugged a child with no arms; we
laughed until I cried.
A blind man called to me. Why
couldn’t I see where he was coming from?
A homeless man cursed at me,
afterward, he and I shared his beer.
A street-walker propositioned me, I
replied, thank you, but no thank you,
then named that street after her.
Some people are boxed-in. Life is like that
Life is like that.
Emmett Wheatfall, 2018