How can slam poetry change your day? In this very unique and short episode of the podcast, Lacy introduces Brian Francis, retired executive director of the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation and a nationally acclaimed slam poet. We get to hear Brian as he uses the words submitted to him from state employees to create a poem on the spot. The words and the poem are inspired by the theme of our most recent State Employee Virtual Wellness Fair: Adapt & Thrive. Feel inspired by Brian’s weaving of words into a tapestry of emotions, aspirations and song. We are all poets. Words matter. And today is our moment.