Ghost Town Poetry Open Mic
Hosted by Christopher Luna and Toni Lumbrazo Luna of Printed Matter Vancouver
Featuring Darryl Foto
Thursday, December 12
Open mic sign up begins at 6:30 and closes at 7
$5 Suggested donation
No one turned away for lack of funds
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, ANTI-FASCIST,
ALL AGES, AND UNCENSORED SINCE 2004
Darryl Foto is a spoken word artist residing in Ellensburg, WA and the author of Of the Things I’ve Learned. He is a three-time winner of Central Washington University’s Inklings Poetry Slam and a two-time winner of the Rain City Poetry Collective Individual World Poetry Slam representative qualifier. Darryl also represented Rain City Poetry Collective for the 2017 and 2018 Individual World Poetry Slam in Spokane, WA and San Diego, CA, respectively, where he was ranked 26th in the nation. He is the current Rain City Grand Slam Champion. Darryl’s work has been heard everywhere from Spokane to Bellingham as well as parts of California and Oregon. He is currently pursuing a degree in biomedical science at Central Washington University.
A broken heart’s love poem
By Darryl Foto
Love taught me to take risks,
to always forget my umbrella,
that you can’t catch a cold if you’re dancing in the rain
Because the rain,
is a kind of spiritual cleansing,
it reminds us of who we are,
For what are we if not reckless raindrops
bleeding from the eyes of heaven,
getting drunk off sunlight
struggling to puke out rainbows
before we choked on happiness
we aren’t ready to hold on to yet?
And isn’t that the most fitting description of what we had?
A kind of happiness that we never learned to hold onto?