~ My poem, Iron Bones, was accepted today by Big River Poetry Review. I'm so happy that this poem was accepted because it was written for my dad. I actually took a portion of what he wrote several years ago when he was recalling his childhood and added on to it to create a poem. My dad has always had a fascination with trains; he has a train track and mini-village set up in his garage and more trains than I can count. This "found" poem was written several years ago but I could never find the proper home for it, until now.
~ Submissions for Flutter are slowly trickling in. I don't mind the amount of submissions though. Too many submissions and it gets to be stressful at times, trying to sort through all of them, etc. I kind of like the idea of Flutter being this poetry journal with a few poems scattered throughout. Sort of like a small town feel to it rather than a city feel.
~ Speaking of small towns, San Jacinto is blazing hot this time of year. It has been triple digit temps for the past few days and the weather forecast is predicting the same for the rest of the week. It's strange to go to the stores and see all the Fall clothing. It is nowhere near Fall weather here. I am currently sitting here in denim shorts and my wardrobe staple, a t-shirt which I will most likely pair with sandals.