Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Poem In Process

 Poem In Process

I start in the slush queue
un - noted , unseen, unread
waiting for another's perusal
for the start of the journey
perhaps with a request for change
coming from a holding place.


Released, revised, replaced
I can now go on my way
towards acceptance and publication
or
to be felled by the scarlet slashes
of the correcting pen

But maybe I will silently withdraw
and leave you curious and wondering.



1 comment:

Patsy said...

Oooh, I like it.

You can't withdraw though, that's cheating. You have to wait and see what 'they' have to say.