I LOVE YOU GRAM: NOTAS DE AMOR Y MAS IS A POETRY BLOG IN ENGLISH AND SPANISH BY MARLENE WOODS. ESTE ES UN BLOG DE POESIA ESCRITA POR LA AUTORA.

An Ode To Rejection

A brief letter

from the journal

I submitted poetry to

upends my heart.

 

Two possibilities:

selection or rejection.

My hand trembles,

is it a yay or a nay?

 

I smile for what if,

what if they did love

my poetry collection

praising it as an exception?

 

I linger, but what if not?

I’ll be heart broken,

fictionally stabbed,

and left uninspired for a while.

 

I open it and my name

is in far distance from

the WINNER.

Oh rejection! You grant me

a sweet depression.

 

Thank you dear rejection,

do remember that some day

persistence will let me win

and you will be nothing,

but a distant memory to me.

Si me...

Absence