I had 44 poems and two short stories appear this month in 20 different venues. I’d like to sincerely thank all the editors and publishers at the following publications for allowing me to contribute:
Snapping Twig, Dead Snakes, WritingRaw, Visual Verse, Degenerates: Voices for Peace, Poems and Poetry, Crab Fat Magazine, The Haunted Traveler, Crack the Spine, Illya’s Honey, Section 8 Magazine, UFO Gigolo, Dissident Voice, Yellow Chair Review, Social Justice Poetry, Tuck Magazine, VerseWrights, Leaves of Ink, The Bitchin’ Kitsch, and Fish Food Magazine.
On a more personal note, the first few weeks of May were some of the most manic and disjointed that I’ve experienced in the past couple years. The culmination of bad habits and poor decisions led to the straining of relationships with both my family and friends.
I’d like to say a heartfelt thank you to my sister for punching me in the nose (figuratively speaking) and helping me/forcing me to get my shit together and regain a sense of balance in the way I go about my affairs.
It’s when we reach our lowest points sometimes that we realize who it is that truly cares.
The muscle must break down so that it can grow back stronger.
It is from out the flux of chaos that a higher state of order can emerge to flow.
It is from out the ashes that this Phoenix will rise again in June…