A while back, I had one of those out-of-mind creative moments where I created a mostly complete poem in a matter of seconds, as if the Great Literati in the Sky had placed the words inside my mediocre cerebellum. Smart as I am, I quickly jotted it down and then let it fester for, oh, two or three years.
Then I saw that the online literary journal put out by BellaOnline was taking submissions for its publication Mused. Most of my fiction is not Pollyanna enough for the general public, but some of my poems are, so I sent in the aformentioned Manna-from-Heaven and what do you know? It was accepted. I guess the lesson her is to never look a Gift Poem in the mouth 🙂