A few months ago, I submitted a poem entitled “The Fountain of Youth” to the Spring Poetry Contest for the literary journal Wingless Dreamer. Though I didn’t make the final cut, the publisher did say of it “…the resemblance of youth with spring is monumental in this poem.” The good news is, my poem will be published in their forthcoming anthology (I should be on page 35).

The publisher’s compliment means a whole lot, especially considering poetry is not my first nor my most comfortable form. Might it be poetic license? I’ll let you be the judge. Read it when the anthology is published, and more important, read the work of the winners and support literary journals and magazines whenever you can.

As always, thanks for reading.