Monday, April 11, 2011

Dear Editor

"Dear Editor"

So you’d like to personally invite,

With dull generic forms that lack insight,

Yours truly to watch revealed beauty

Derived by editorial duty.

Your magazine, loaded with amazing

Works you selected – although encasing

The realms of ideal form – excludes poor me.

So you’d love me to attend your party,

To affirm your submitters’ work – indeed! –

As your lifeblood; though mine, you did not need.

Since I’m skeptical that you can’t respire

Without my poems, which you don’t admire,

I somehow lack the pretense required

To believe my presence is desired.

1 comment:

Bernadine Spitzsnogel said...

This is absolutely brilliant. I am hoping that you sent it to AmLit. You are simply amazing.

An admirer.