when i was not even yet 20
i had written
three or four books
& working on the next one
on an electric typewriter
sending off pages & pages
an impressive collection of rejections
i knew i was going to be a famous
i knew it…
but life got in the way
“but what are you really going to be?”
“shouldn’t you be looking for a job
with health insurance”
(punk rock little me
as long as i have planned parenthood
why do i need insurance?)
i am almost fifty
still punk rock
but not yet
my collection of stories–some from those times when i was 20…some from an almost 50 (but still punk rock!!) mother of four…and all the time in between–my collection of short stories has been accepted by a small press in ohio.
a punk rock press, of course.
i should be excited…& i think i am…but maybe after so many years of being quietly unpublished, i am not sure how to make noise about being published….
give me a day or two.
and happy earth day, y’all…but, remember, every day is earth day!!