Fleeting happiness This high emotion won’t last
Loving everything as is Stability’s fading fast
Blind with joy of today This part of life is like a recess
Reality’s hidden away Break’s over; pick up the pieces
The Fool hosted this show! The Austin Writers Roulette gathered once again–this time to discuss the many facets of Fools’ Paradise. Prior to the show, The Fool couldn’t help posing with one unsuspecting venue patron before enlisting him and his friends to move furniture. Since the lovely bartender, Vivian, had colorful hair, she joined the fools and volunteered patron in the pre show pictures.First-time rouletters, Amber Andersen and Laura Bruce also got to take a pre show picture with The Fool.
Donna Dechen Birdwell arrived with her “Belize Paradise” bag. Kicking off the show, Birdman 313 described how fools fall in love. Amber Andersen recounted a drunken fools’ paradise. John Kojak told of an escape from an abusive fools’ paradise. Daniel Davila answered the age-old question why fools fall in love. Laura Bruce explored the emotional side of paradise. Donna Dechen Birdwell embraced something better than a fools’ paradise. Lila McCall warned us about the impending Paradise Lost with disappearing freshwater. Mackenzie demonstrated the grass is not always greener on the other side of paradise. Stephanie Webb detailed the foolish state of being seen through other people’s myopic vision. Teresa Y. Roberson enlightened the audience about how to enter fools’ paradise through credit card overextension. A brief fools’ photoshoot broke out! Thom the World Poet, accompanied by DJ Cabrini Green and Daniel Davila, incorporated all the previous poets’ facets of paradise along with an audience shout out to weave in “angels.”
During intermission, Daniel Davila danced tango with a fool.
Trevor Tim Tealer Jonathan Lowell Jason Birdman 313 David Lester Young Roger Patricia Fiske Neal Lila McCall John Kojak Christina M. Jackson Daniel Davila Brian Stefani Thom the World PoetBig “Thank You” to the record-making audience who attended the culminating show of the Austin International Poetry Festival!