4/16/13-Nitty Gritty Slam

Lots of firsts on Tuesday night. The first ever Nitty Gritty Slam Haiku Battle. Read my first poems of the 2013 Word Fest. First ever Nitty Gritty win for Massachusetts poet Christian Phiffer. In keeping with the spirit of the event, some haiku inspired by what transpired…

Congratulations
Christian on winning it all…
he bribed the judges.

Christopher hosted
the open mic portion of
the event, all crunked.

The judges found it
tough to openly support
my absurdity.

When writing haiku
most people count the syllables
on their fingers.