This evening (Thursday, February 26), I went to an open mic poetry night at Stoney’s Wine Lounge in Dallas, Texas. I hadn’t intended to recite poetry, but once I arrived my instinct for performance propelled me to the microphone. I recited, in Spanish, Federico Garcia Lorca’s classic poem “Veleta”. Others recited original and borrowed verse much better than I, but I enjoyed the momentary spotlight. Later, I joined Janny, Bethany, and Tony for wine and cheese in a back room.