Brandon Leake was ready to make history on Tuesday night's episode (June 30) of America's Got Talent by auditioning as the show's first-ever poet.
Stepping onto the stage of the empty theater, the high-school-English-teacher-turned-college-counselor explained poetry to the judges panel, including a befuddled Simon Cowell. "I'm a great intro for you [to poetry]," he said. "I bring more about life experience, things that everyday people go through...I only perform stuff that I write, never be able to perform anything else."
He then launched into an inspiring poem about his younger sister's death. "I have two facts for you/ One, I'm six feet tall/ And two, love is the most vulnerable thing one will ever have/ And you must learn to hold on to it loosely/ So when it leaves, it won't exit so painfully," he declared in the opening stanza before powerfully detailing the emotions behind his late sister's passing as a toddler.