In a Jeep, Minnesota.
Wow guys, um, I'm beyond flattered. Thank you all so very much.
I know I'm not the best poet, not the most intelligent person walking on the planet, not the best looking, the most interesting, the most motivated, the most impressive, the funniest, or the most accomplished. Everyday life reminds me of BS like that all the time.
You folks here at pip, especially people that really follow me, remind me that it doesn't really matter. Nobody's the "best person." We're all just different, and some folks like my poems the way are, albeit unable to rhyme on purpose, and as anti-fancy as they are. Poems sound a lot like people... I could be so lucky to find people in real life that are as kind as you are to me, and my work.
Long Story short, I'm moved, and thank you all for the birthday wishes. Truly, thank you. This meant a lot to me.
Fall in love early, fall in love often.