Wednesday, August 25, 2010

One Poet’s Reminder to Self

(written as an affirmation when I realized the Accents Publishing 2010 chapbook winners were going to be announced next Monday, 8/30, and I wanted a little perspective)

If they accept you,
take a moment to celebrate
self, work, accomplishment.

If another rejection letter arrives,
instead of desired victory,
breathe deeply, mourn (but only for a moment)
and move on.

Whatever happens,
remember you were a poet
before the judges
declared a winner
and you’ll be one after.

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