editors don't actually talk to me

Editors Don't Actually Talk to Me

The wrong word.
They prefer another.
But what I say is
what I say. And it’s
often how I talk.
If they’d let me talk.
I like the word.

Its brevity.
Its clarity.
Its punch.

Not a flowery guy.
But if you wanna
pull your romance
on a piece about
everything we’re
shit at as a species.

Rejection’s just
another form of
being myself.