Saturday, February 11: 12:30 to 1:30 pm, Sensory Literary Open Mic, Poetry and Stories That Highlight the Senses at Coffee Catz, Gravenstein Station, 6761 Sebastopol Ave. (Hwy. 12), Sebastopol The 2nd Saturday of each month. Round robin open mic. Donation: $5 to $10. *Scent free event. Listeners welcome.
Sunday, February 19, 12:30 to 1:30 pm, Third Sunday Literary Open Mic: Coffee Catz at Gravenstein Station, 6761 Sebastopol Ave. (Hwy. 12), Sebastopol, CA. A supportive group of friendly and witty fellow writers creates warm camaraderie. Grab a refreshing drink and tasty treat and enjoy the cozy comfort of the back room or patio, depending on weather. Round robin open mic: share a poem or short story about love by you or someone else. Listeners welcome. Donation: $5 to $10. Scent free event.
Night and Day
You stepped out of my dreams,
walked into my life unlikely as a friendly bear
out of the woods, a miracle,
a man like no other.
I hoped, prayed you existed,
preened and presented myself
in night clubs across the land,
found you in my home town.
Your sister introduced me to you
and your friend. He claimed me until
our relationship ran its duration,
a wind-up toy that wouldn’t rewind.
I met you again
where we were naked of outer finery
night after night in my dreams
until I began to wake.
I treasure your little boy smile,
long lashes that brush your cheeks,
and eyes blue like desert skies,
that twinkle with a promise of impish fun.
You love me with kindness
in the face of my sandpaper criticism.
You play, laugh with me
like a child, stay when I cry or yell,
give me what I want and know when
to take out the chalk and mark the line.
Love for you fills my heart,
overflows like water
in a fountain’s layered pools.
©2007 CD, Sweet Tongue, Assorted Poetry and Music,
Sher Lianne Christian
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“Sher's words are those of a woman who loves life, a woman who in her wisdom years knows how to fully embrace and express her playfulness, sensuality, and no-holds-barred honesty, acute observation, and love without judgment. I often pick up Star Kissed Shadows and with eyes shut and intuition open, turn to a page that always speaks to the moment, to the question of my heart. This is a book to carry around with you, to leave by your bed, or keep on your desk. Her poems remind us that we can have a life fully lived.”
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