Baby, Come Here Tonight (ASL Poem)

Watch in high-definition. Captions not provided but look below for rough gloss. The performance took place on February 18, 2017, at the Deaf Meets Def Poetry Jam in Loving Cup.

Image description: Eric Epstein is standing on a stage, wearing white pants and blue button-up long-sleeves with holes. The background is curtained with projected text “Loving Cup.” There is also an orange spotlight behind Eric, who is white. He is stretching his arms outward.

Gloss: SUN GO-OUT DON’T-CARE DARK STONE STATUE ANGEL HEAVY WING UNBURDEN+BYE-BYE/ANGEL WING HORN DEVIL JUMP DANCE DANCE DANCE GRAVE GRAVE GRAVE OPEN-UP OPEN-UP OPEN-UP POP-UP POP-UP POP-UP EYE-LINE JESTER-HAT BELL JUGGLE LIGHTNING SHOVEL DIG BABY COME-HERE TONIGHT CUDDLE SKIN OFF PUSH-DOWN CLOSE-DOOR BURY BED-ROCK-AGAINST-WALL ALL-NIGHT YOU SCARE COME-UP JESTER YOUNG SOUL STRONG-HEART YEAR YEAR TEAR-DRIP TEAR-DRIP EAT EAT COLLAPSE DIE SWEETER LIFE SUPERIOR CHASE RUN TEAR-DRIP TEAR-DRIP UP HORN GIVE STEAL TICKET-GIVE PLAYER TICKET-GIVE TRIPPING TICKET-GIVE COME TICKET PUNCH JUMP HELL. EARTH OPEN-UP CRACK YOU FALL-DOWN CLING LIFE STICK-BREAK MIND-BREAK FALL PULL MIND-UNRAVEL FALL SURFACE BLOOD SUICIDE/CUT LICK/SWEETER LOVE SUPERIOR CHASE RUN TEAR LIGHTNING SHOVEL DIG BABY COME HERE TONIGHT.

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