I just thought I'd share that a couple of my poems, Some Bells Should Ring and How Many Hail Mary's?, are going to be published in an upcoming issue of Kaleidoscopes, a literary journal that publishes work by disabled writers, much of it (though not all) about their experiences with disability. I had some pieces published by them several years ago, and had submitted these two pieces as well, but they were not selected for publication at that time. I was quite surprised when the editor contacted me a couple days ago and told me she'd held on to these two for all those years because she'd really liked them and asked if she could publish them in an upcoming issue.
Of course, I said yes. It's been a while since I've had any poetry published. I haven't really been in the mood to write much poetry in a while and the process of submitted stuff for publication is kind of a pain. It's fun to have work published but you very rarely get paid for poetry. Most of the time you are lucky if you get a free copy of the journal or magazine your work appears in. Sometimes you actually have to buy a copy if you want one. So instead I spend my time writing about things like genital warts and scabies and eating disorders and alcoholism, which actually pays money.
This was a pleasant surprise. And I don't get many of those in my life these days.