On an over zealously windy night a small group of poets and artists gathered in the Jamrock Cafe in Harajuku. The monthly gathering of Writer’s Bloc, Tokyo, Evening Musings was about to begin. This was a first for me. I had never done a spoken word, or reading of any kind before a group of people.
The boom of the bass and drums of reggae riddims helped put me at ease as I relaxed myself while slowly sipping some rum and coconut water. Munching on rice and peas and a chicken patty I could almost imagine myself at a a little West Indian joint in Miami, almost.
I was pretty nervous even though there were barely a dozen people in the cafe. After a few people went on It was my turn. Nervously with paper in hand I began.
I want to say thank you to Lee Ann and Norman for introducing me to this group and allowing me to express myself in a way that I had never done before. Also a special thanks to Colin (and his Flickr) for some pictures and Biankah for the video.