Andrea: "I'm sorry, I keep not knowing what to do."
Me: "It's OK, that's life!"
Andrea (and everyone else) laughed.
Andrea Gibson, one of the best spoken word poets ever, performed at Indy Reads Books a few weeks ago. She seemed a bit discombobulated from time to time. It was completely adorable. I'm not sure I've ever simultaneously been so starstruck, yet so aware of someone's regular, human-ness.
Here she is, along with Kelsey Gibb. Behind her, on the floor? That's me.
Here is what might be my favorite love poem of hers (though that is A VERY HARD THING TO CHOOSE):