1st Place at SlamCharlotte

I tallied my first win at a slam this past weekend, taking first place at SlamCharlotte. Honored to be competing with the likes of Mike Simms, one of the originals to do it here. Although I've placed before, and been on final stage before...winning was surreal. I shouldn't feel the need for validation from others from my art, but we all do, and the love I received from the judges and the audience definitely made me feel like the act of putting pen to paper is more than just hobby, more than just healing, more than just editing 10 drafts of a poem that might never see the light of day...it is art, is life, is needed.

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