Find temporary relief

By suspending your belief

The tales grow longer

When the alcohol’s stronger

The storyteller’s a thief

1 group photo The Rouletters took advantage of the wonderful ambient temperature for the traditional group photo.2 group photo In addition, they promoted poetry even more by holding poems in their hands.3 hostess The host, dressed as a cocktail waitress, carried pens, blank napkins, a woven basket and a cornucopia. For this month, everyone present had an opportunity to be a poet–a cocktail napkin poet, that is. Everyone wrote a title on a blank napkin and put it in the green basket. Then, they chose a different title from the green basket to develop into a poem. The poems went into the cornucopia.4 Magic Jack ATXMagic Jack ATX, who had previously stated that he’d never written a cocktail napkin tale, changed that status before the show! He spun a cautionary tale about drinking.5 Birdman Birdman 313 read his pithy alcohol slogans.6 Jaime Jaime Torres recited the most rambling cocktail napkin tale for a sober man.7 Lila Lila McCall recounted a spooky cowboy ghost story with a bar setting.7.1 Davila Daniel Davila, who told jokes using a Ronald Reagan accent, followed by his mother’s accent, settled on a good ol’ country boy accent when he told a tale that pulled the audience’s leg.8 me reading Teresa Y. Roberson shared her latest sex research during midnight drinks. Topic: what turned men off from performing cunnilingus.9 Thom Thom with his cocktail napkin tales medley crew of Magic Jack ATX and Daniel Davila retold how the original cocktail napkin poet innocently stumbled upon our venue among other drinking-inspired tales.10 Thom, Daniel & Jack After the intermission, the lovely rouletter assistants, Daniel, Jack and Thom, read the spontaneous cocktail napkin poems that were created during the show.11 Donna, Sangye & David Donna Dechen Birdwell, Sangye O’Mara and David each read a poem, inspired by one of Birdwell’s poems.12 Louise Louise Richardson13 Kirby Kirby Mason14 Geovani Geovani Zambrana15 Birdman Birdman 31316 Zora Zora Ellis18 Kevin Kevin Velasco

Here are the 22 cocktail napkin pearls of wisdom poems:19 poem 20 poem 21 poem 22 poem 23 poem 24 poem 25 poem 26 poem 27 poem 28 poem 29 poem 30 poem 31 poem 32 poem 33 poem 34 poem 35 poem 36 poem 37 poem 38 poem 39 poem 40 poem