“Sometimes love just wants to go for a nice long walk.
It runs you around the block and leaves you panting.
It pulls you in several different directions at once,
or winds around and around you
until you’re all wound up and can’t move.”
You might know poet Taylor Mali from this poem “What Teachers Make” – a spoken word piece that went viral a few years back. His background as an English major, a teacher of english, history and math at a boys school and his work as a voice-over artist has informed Mali’s amazing ability to combine word play and vocal prowess into compelling, emotional and often hilarious performances. This piece is no different.
You can check out more of his work on his YouTube page HERE.