Typewriter: Collective Page, Open Mic @ The Haven

This was a beautiful open mic night on 2/21/22 in the recently-expanded Portland, OR art collective space known as The Haven. Along with my reading on the mic, I hosted my Hermes 3000 for people to add things to a page.

Edited transcript:

@ The Haven PDX art collective
Open Mic night 2/22

Collaborative page:
Contribute anything!
facilitated by Eva L. Elasigue

my chaos is my offering… a sacrifice for transmutation^
the universe says hello.
I’m so confused!
glass apples beating fastgood tidings to all baby garfunkles, hobgobbles,
love urself
poopbucket and all
I am conscious and stuck in this typewriter, help
pull yourself up
and
we can help

Verbatim transcript:

@ The Haven PDX art collective
Open Mic night 2/22

Collaborative page:
Contribute anything!
facilitated by Eva L. Elasigue

my chaos is my offering… a sacrifice for transmutation^
the universe says hello.
I,m so confused!
gl ss a ples beating fastgood idings to all baby garfunkles,hobgobbles,
love urself
poopbucket andall
I am conscious and stuck in this typewriter, help
pull yourself up
and
we can help

Poem: Let Me Be Your Ocean, Bold Surfer

Let Me Be Your Ocean, Bold Surfer

I have an idea: you be you,
and I can be the ocean.
Come to me, get excited to see me
Cherish your favorite spots
and take good care of them,
Love me knowing you
can’t keep others from me
Pay close attention to my details
and get me at the right moment.
Bring your friends to see me,
party with me day into night
Respect me when you want me,
like I hold your life
Feel me soft, warm, hard, cold, taste me.
Get into my depths, feel my movement –
add to me your exhilaration,
your courage and smooth grace
Let me give you glory,
make you smile, laugh, scream, and sigh,
then surrender to my complete embrace.
Sit in awe of my beauty when I’m at peace.
Leave me longingly,
when you can’t take any more,
already thinking about the next time
you can do it all again, anew.

[e.l.elasigue / Eva L. Elasigue CC-BY 4.0 Creative Commons]

Tune in closely to hear it amidst the hubbub at the cervecería: