Pretty happy to have a poem published today! I’ve been working on this for twenty years, off and on. I dedicate it to my dear friend, Annie Philbrick, whose generosity and spirit (not to mention my first host to the San Juan islands!) has been so dear to me. And also a big shoutout to my friend, colleague, mentor, editor, collaborator, and Gateless Writers founder, Suzanne D. Kingsbury for teaching me a new way to write and “unteach” the old! Vending MachinePress is the publisher, and my editor is Mike Lafontaine. Thanks to my blog readers, too!