Tuesday, December 8, 2009

NEO Poet Field Guide: Cavana Faithwalker

Full name: Cavana Ibeji Opo Faithwalker, aka Cavana Faithwalker
Age: 53
Habitat: Cleveland Heights
Range: The Nia Coffeehouse, The Lit Café in Tremont, wherever Vertigo goes, there go I.
Diet: Jonothon Kozol, Frank Herbert, Octavia Butler, Jack Kerouac, Gwendolyn Brooks, Nikki Giovani, Langston Hughes, Gil Scot Heron, Countee Cullen
Distinguishing Markings: The Heights Observer, Muse magazine, Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (RTA)
Predators: lungs
Prey: oxygen
Predators: trees
Prey: carbon dioxide
Predator: man
Prey: trees
Suicidal souls enjoy paper products
On cold winter nights
in front of a warm fireplace.


If I could I might
for a start…
thinking it right
crawl inside your heart
on my hands and knees
and stand and move
to make room
for me, maybe
build an indestructible
soft spot
to which I was the key

Contact info http://profile.to/cavanafaithwalker/

1 comment:

John B. Burroughs said...

Cav is one of the finest people I know - and a joy to see in action performing his poetry. If not for his warm welcome the second time I ever attended an open mic (it was at the Nia Coffeehouse), I might never have gotten more involved in the Cleveland scene.


The poet doesn't invent. He listens. ~Jean Cocteau