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Poetry Reading After-Action Report 11-10-11

As I'd said earlier, I teach so late on Thursday nights  this semester that I can't make it to the poetry readings at the coffee shop.

But I am able to make it to the coffee shop before it closes, and this past Thursday was no exception. My friend Gilbert was there and gave me a hard time about missing the poetry reading. He said he'd wanted to hear the haiku I'd written about Heavy D.

I hadn't written one about Heavy D (or anybody since September) but I didn't want to disappoint an eager audience (even if it was just Gilbert and the young lady he was sitting with). So I made one up off the top of my head:

Have you heard the news?
A rapper has passed away.
That's so heavy, man

I must admit I had to count the syllables on my fingers as I recited.