You are surrounded by rejection letters
and manuscripts and stamps and envelopes.
A bacterium floats by in the water,
but you choose to ignore it.
There are better things to do
than infect bacteria.
Everything has to be on paper, neatly typed,
double-spaced on one side of the sheet only.
They do not accept electronic submissions
in fear of receiving viruses.
It is ironic,
for you are a virus.
Copyright © 2002 by The Invincible Spud.