How I met the man who will edit my next book

The first time I met him

I sputtered and squalked and stalked off to the bathroom

to recollect myself

after he said he’d been reading my blog.

Then I came back and stared him down

I said, “Oh, ok, and did you happen to read the first poem?

The one that says not to read my blog?

and that if you do it anyways, you’re a creep? Even a stalker?”

“Yeah, but..i don’t know. I thought you were being ironic.”

“Well, I wasn’t.”

“I liked your stuff!”

“That’s really not the problem.”

Oh, god, and then that very awkward silence

which followed.

I wanted to call the waitress back

and change my drink order

to the strongest one on the menu


3 thoughts on “How I met the man who will edit my next book

  1. Hm, the Spiegel Im Spiegel effect is a common trait of artistic evolution.
    There is little doubt that others are able to distance you from your creations, as they gain life of their own and you, continue yours. But can you distance yourself from your Art? To which extent?

    It is hard to navigate these waters, don’t drown, Georgia.

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