I was inspired to write this play at an ASTEP (Artist Striving To End Poverty) open mic night. I wanted to re-create that moment. I also wanted to address the concern that we don’t listen to each other enough to understand that we all go through similar problems. We all just need a timeout. A time to listen and focus back in with each other and most importantly heal. Four Poems follows four artists whose names represent their problem/solution of their individual lives: Oppression, Fear, Boundaries, and Healing to bring us back into reality that we can create change together not against one another. I hope you enjoy!