Saturday, September 18, 2010

poem of the day 09.18.10

as far as a payback goes

i open email
there is a note from
an editor
of one of the rags
that i keep sending poems too

he’s been rejecting me
a lot these days
even though the writing
in his journal
is no worse than mine

we used to have a good relationship
but for some reason
my stuff hasn’t been doing it
for him lately

the last time
he managed to reject me
within the hour

instead of taking it personally
i was impressed

i need submissions
the email says

submissions

submissions

submissions

it is a group email
that he sent

it must be, i think
all things considered

then i delete the email
and send this batch of poems
somewhere else

2 comments:

Lynne H. said...

Ach.. who needs him, right?

Ever sent your words to my pals at Epic Rites Press?

John Grochalski said...

Lynne....i view it this way. ihave to give the guy credit. he was hard-up for poems and still wouldn't take mine. i respect that. as for Epic Rites, I believe i've had the pleasure of being rejected by them as well. it comes with the territory.