Your dreams will make room for you.
Fingers shaking, I posted a quick message on Facebook.
The Only POET @ Uptown Comedy Club! I'm doing Spoken Word tonight (Mon, Dec 06) at Uptown Comedy Club (800 Marietta Str. Downtown) in Atlanta. Starts at 8 PM. $5 to get in. If you're in the area come by & support!”
Anxious, but excited, I waited for MC to call my name.
Here I was about to take the stage at a comedy club. And rumor has it that I'm the first poet on their stage and all I thought was, “what am I doing here? Cause I'm not funny, in fact, I'm passionate and kind of serious. Well, more than kind of.” But I'm not one to run from a challenge.
The poetry break came and went and we (me and the audience) shared a beautiful moment. And I learned that people are hungry for something beautiful and dynamic. And if you're willing to share it in a way that matters to them, they'll make room for you.
It was a good day.