So, you can imagine how ecstatic I was when I received an acceptance for Rattle's online "news poetry" segmanet called Poets Respond. I submitted my first ghazal, a poem about a viral photo of a rhinocerous, and Tim liked it enough to pick it for this week's PR selection. There is nothing quite like getting an acceptance letter that concludes, "Thanks again for sharing this great poem! Thousands of people will be reading it tomorrow morning." It's something to be able to reach that many people and convey a sentiment that is so well received. Tim also gave me the opportunity to record audio of the piece, which you can listen to on the Rattle site. I am very grateful to Tim for the opportunity.
Anyway, here it is. I hope you enjoy it.
(Photo credit: Twitter/@biologistDan)