Your Rejection Slip, Annotated

Dear Writer [who’s not dear and cannot write],

Thank you for showing us your [so-called] work.
[It’s obvious that you’re a clueless jerk
and typed the thing while higher than a kite.]
Although we read [three words of] it with care,
we’ll have to pass [a kidney stone or two —
or so it seemed when we were reading you.
We also felt like tearing out our hair].
Unfortunately [fortunately] we
get many [better] manuscripts each week
[spam, takeout menus, notes from creditors],
so  [if we want to keep our sanity]
we can’t give [drunks like you] a full critique.
Good luck [at Betty Ford],

   — The Editors

(by Melissa Balmain)

About Nancy

Nancy Hoffmann began studying Zen Buddhism in 1992 and has dedicated this site to meditating on what she sees and believes. She is not averse to sharing laughter as well.
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