the failed writer (and other musings)

by Steven J. Serafiani

made the mistake of reading real poetry
shit published
from heroes
bukowski
to fresh
Pelizzon

and the voice inside quietly dies.

(other musings)

just received another rejection letter
eleventh this month
musical without the chair
yet finger keeps tracing paper
composition keeps filling
until
this haggard fool
gives up.
the pen clicked
full of ink
to trashcan matrimony.

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