Although I ended 2018 with the flu, 2019 has begun in ways that fill me with gratitude.  I am usually very depressed at this time of year, overwhelmed with grief as the anniversary of my Mom’s death arrives, but this year, mingled with my sadness, is the feeling that she would be proud of me.  This is a new feeling.

In addition to “Dress Rehearsal for Claustrophobia”in Riggwelter, 3 more of my poems have been published in Mojave Heart Review today, and I am incredibly grateful.  These are some of the most personal poems I have written and I couldn’t ask for a better or more gentle home for them.  I begin the year feeling hopeful and grateful and for the first time, like I may be on the right path.

If you would like to read the poems, you can do so here.