A Poem About Rejection

poem about rejection

Poem

Another rejection
Letter

And soon
I will have
Enough rejections
Slips
Piling on the
floor

that they will form a
Mountain
For me to climb

On the peak
I will plant my flag
Proclaim it a
Country
Build ski lifts
And charge
Admission
Build
Condos
Because people
Love condos
There is a famous line
That says
If you build it…
I will not continue
With that line of
Thought
And fall into cliché

Eventually
I will set a match
To the whole damn
Thing

And watch it burn
With everything else
I own
The entire worth
Of my life

But first

I will
Have another
Whiskey

more by SERGIO REMON ALVAREZ

photograph by Evan Clark

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Sergio Remon Alvarez

Born in Madrid Sergio moved to New York City at a young age. He studied playwriting under Karl Friedman and theater at Purchase College. After college, Sergio moved to Alta, Utah where he was a dish washer, waiter, handyman, ski repairman, firefighter and free-skier. Upon his return to New York City, Sergio has alternately been a bookseller, boxer, painter, translator, graphic artist, jazz musician, and writer. He studied creative writing at Gotham Writer's Workshop, the Unterberg Center for Poetry, the St Marks Poetry Project, and New York University. He currently splits his time living in New York and Madrid. He runs with the bulls in Pamplona.

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