Indigo - Self-named and self-proclaimed poet An Oakland, California original A Single Parent A Christian A Spoken Word Poet I first took the mic at the Jahava House in Oakland, California the summer of 2001. The first poem I ever read in public was "Single Mother", which is now my "signature piece". I can still hear the applause from that night six years ago. It was on from that day, I became a regular at the Jahava House, and many of the San Francisco Bay Area poetry venues, and eventually becoming one-third of a hosting trio of "The Poetic Groove'', a Friday night poetry venue. My poetic inspiration comes from the world around me, things I see and feel. And some of my poetry is just made up from my imagination. I call my style of poetry "free verse" and most of my pieces are "mini short stories". "The Emerging Butterfly" has been a long awaited dream, a labor of love, and a bit of a legacy for those that I love.