I cannot think of any better way to enter the new year than to listen to Eric Darby’s performance of “Scratch and Dent Dreams” from the 2005 National Poetry Slam Individual Semifinals. If you’ve seen this before you already know that it’s tremendous!
One of my all-time favorites. “I’m tired of seeing this whole world bet on going big or giving up. Only handing out glory to newspaper headlines and story book endings, ‘cause the truth is I think we need those swing sets most on the rainy days.”