Not to worry. It's for a happy reason. I got good news a few minutes ago:
I'm nominated for a RHYSLING AWARD!
Now, to understand why this would bring me to tears, when you're probably going, "What the heck is a Rhysling award?" you have to understand how much I love poetry, and how much I admire so many speculative poets, such as Joe Haldeman, Samantha Henderson, Mikal Trimm, Marcie Lynn Tentchoff, Deborah P. Kolodji, David C. Kopaska-Merkel, Mike Allen, Karen Romanko, Bruce Boston, and a host of others who, in comparison to me, are glorious unicorns to my little mushroom gnat self.
At least, that's how I see it.
So, to have one of MY poems in the Rhysling Anthology for 2007, for short form poem published in 2006, well...
I cry. That's what I do.
Thanks to the person (or persons) who nominated me. I'm just utterly astonished.
(First posted to Mirathon)