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while we’re trying

because we can say things other people can’t
because we are real
because we care
because we don’t care
about stupid stuff
because we have ideas
coming out the ying yang

because we can code
and no I don’t mean that code
although some uv us (like me)
can do a bit o dat too
(more on that l8r)
we can speak the code
of imagery
we see past the idolatry
because I am me

we are the ultimate rhetoricians
and I actually had rhetoric in my degree
but i’m stuck in a fame-freeze
a frame-freeze
liquid nitrogen emotional spill
the yellow cake tastes really good
riding the current in my rubber wheel
swiftly down the st.laurent I float
perdre la raison

I am from Toronto
look at me, look at me
I am here.

Walk around me.
I am a tank.
I am a killer.
I transfer my body odour into toxic fumes
I am subsumed.

why do we need poets,
to look at the big picture, when we already know it,
why their cynicism attempts to de-rail us
collisions & carnage only broadcast once
never to remind us of the wasteland
we live in
the junk carts
and the has beens.

all of a sudden the news is very, very bad
saudis have pulled out of iran
putin claims we are the eneemy we hear
we see him hunt and fish and swear

we relate to the haters
we understand we are lucky bitches
gratitude and humour and positive attitude stickers
scratch and sniff to win the big one
planet is dying while we’re trying to steal some
sun for the mars that haunts our nightmares
waking to find that it isn’t over yet

something to say

performance + product + publicity + promotions = profit

Do you have something to say and somewhere to say it?

Or maybe you need a place to say it, maybe you need to say it better.

If you want to WOW audiences every time, make an impact and make what you do and say count, let’s talk. You are my ideal client and I want to work with you!

I am offering a never offered before course in creating the life you want as an author.

If you are a performance poet all the better as that’s my area of expertise.

Writing always came easily to me, and taking it to the stage was also a natural move as I had early training and success.

What has been hard is learning to believe in the currency that I carry and step boldly on to the stage hat in hand like the rest of the “entertainment” workers.

I want to help you make the most of your talent and content by helping you set up your monetizations.

Experience the emotional healing that comes from claiming your wealth.

Follow the path to cold hard cash.

zaylaIt warms your palm, it warms your back,

I’ll continue this rhyme, after my morning bath.

zayla, she’s funny, she’s friendly,

she’s insightful, she’s wise

she’s here for the taking

and she doesn’t tell lies.

For more information about this program please fill in this contact form and tell me about yourself. We can discuss your needs during a complimentary consultation.

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