Happy Poetry Friday! (Wondering what Poetry Friday is? Click here.)
Y’all, I am exhausted! But in a good way. I was out of town last week on school visits, and this week, I had my We Belong virtual book launch party and two virtual school visits. Whee! And whew!
I can’t tell you how much it filled my heart to see a bunch of Poetry Friday and online poetry friends in the Chat in the book launch. I always worry that nobody will show up. And it’s true that almost every single person attending was either an IRL friend or an online friend. Thank you for showing up at the end of a long day of work or other responsibilities just to support me. It meant a LOT! [Edited to add: This is in NO way meant to inspire guilt in those of you who were not there. Please don’t apologize! I miss opportunities weekly–practically daily–to support my friends in ways that I would like to. The truth is that there are just so few hours of free time! I have felt the community support, whether you were there at the launch or not. And this hug is for YOU, too!]
In gratitude, here’s a virtual thank you hug that I’m resharing. I truly felt embraced.
And for lots of wonderful poetry, don’t miss the Poetry Friday Roundup with the always heartfelt and encouraging Kat Apel!