THIS IS A YEAR OF THE ROOSTER CONTEST ENTRY
Another Dead Poet's Society
Rejection in all forms - less than 100 words.
Another Dead Poet’s Society
Like that secret Valentine passed
to the red headed girl
who sat in the back of the class,
carelessly opened it and laughed
and passed it on to her girlfriends
who giggled and pointed at you
in your sublime humiliation.
Like so many rejection slips
buried between the leaves
of dusty tomes and required readings,
they were sold for pennies at abused bookstores
and read by careless strangers
who tossed them away without remarks
into a crowded sky of dead poets.