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Saturday, May 19, 2012

Ode to the Best Rejection Letter I'm Ever Likely to Get

I'm uncertain
Whether to be elated
Or crushed by the
Form letter I received
Today from Knopf
With a hand scribbled
Note from Deb herself
Rejecting my Monkey King poem

Truly it's the last such
Letter I ever intend to solicit
Or receive because from
Here on out I realize
I have already obtained
All the permission
I really need and
Thus am likely to get

Because it's up to me
And nobody else
To capture and display
In Cambria font
Exactly the things
I see think and want

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