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Burning Man Rites of Passage 2011: Welcome to Black Rock City! 3:15 Experiment Poem

August 29, 2011

Mon Aug. 29 2011
3:15am Experiment
Black Rock City NV

Last night at 3:15am
I was
driving my vw van
3 hours out
away from home
and I certainly wasn’t
going to stop
to write!

I did pull over
30 minutes later
at 345am
campground just after Little Lake
where I slept for
3-4 hours before I continued
on my way

I arrived at Black Rock City
just before they started letting
letting everyone in
so much for having
an early arrival pass

in the thick of the lane
to get in
the van decided NOT
to turn on

A few neighbors helped
including a mute woman
who wrote me a note saying “sorry”
when I tried to explain
why I was stopped

We made it to
Will Call and
the Rangers there
ordered a tow truck
to Kidsville

Fortunately the van started
& I kept it running until
it was determined we
could have some
prime estate

My campsite has a glorious
view of the Man resplendent
in rainbow neon.

Yay! We made it!

The Man is the tall yellow object somewhat in the middle; it’s night and I took this with my basic iPhone app..the lighted object in front is someone riding by on a bicyle.

Most Mondays I post poetry. Since it’s August, and it’s 3:15 Experiment time,Read more about this year’s Burning Man art projects which received honorarium.

Writing at 3:15am is a ritual certainly, one that seeks to take you out of the context of normal writing and normal experience.

Read more 3:15 experiment in my poetry collection Middle of the Night Poems from Daughter to Mother :: Mother to Son, now available from en theos press in print or ebook; it’s also at Amazon.com, and in stores including The Best of VC Marketplace in Santa Paula. Middle of the Night traces my journey  from being a daughter to becoming a mother to losing my mother from the perspective of poems written at 3:15am in August from 2002-2010 as part of the international 3:15am poetry writing experiment. Read more sample poemsRead a review of Middle of the Night Poems by Robert Peake. Read a review of Middle of the Night Poems by Danika Dinsmore.

Another ritual at Burning Man is gifting and I’ll be gifting copies of my poems and chapbooks out there.

Catch a ride on the Monday Poetry Train and see what other poets posted today.

And subscribe in the upper left hand corner for more Burning Man news and info from a veteran Burner! Yes, I will be posting more from Burning Man this year!

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