Such relief after the Poetry Slam last night at Archies Creek.
As I read the poem I started shaking.
It was a deeply emotive poem anyway and I had practised and practised with the ocean as my test audience. I had reached a point of not emotionally reacting to my own words but that kind of went to pieces as I stood up in front of a full crowd. I didn't win the prize but I felt like I won for me.