I came here for


I’m bereft of currently

As no community or culture

Would claim me as one of their own,


Of these simple words

I scrawl onto paper seeking eyes on the ‘Net,

Release from my lips to captive audience online,


Of my chosen role

As culture worker

Building the new with terms & phrases—

Hostess, I accept your invitation—

For Meg Worthy from Bleeding Hearts Poetry Club open mic

Dee Allen.
African-Italian performance poet based in Oakland, California U.S.A. Active on creative writing & Spoken Word since the early 1990s. Author of 7 books--Boneyard, Unwritten Law, Stormwater, Skeletal Black [ all from POOR Press ], Elohi Unitsi [ Conviction 2 Change Publishing ] and his 2 newest, Rusty Gallows [ Vagabond Books ] and Plans [ Nomadic Press ]--and 61 anthology appearances under his figurative belt so far. Currently seeking a publisher to transform his finished manuscript into a finished, printed 8th book.