Rejection Is Acceptance
My mouth snogs dirt
when you accept me.
Tell me unfortunately
it is not right for you right now.
It is not a good fit for you.
So I can get that buzz in my stomach,
release endorphins in my brain.
Tell me “I hope you find a home
elsewhere. But don’t forget to call back
as we welcome your presence.
So I can smile and feel the world
works in my favour.
Paul Brookes was poetry performer with “Rats for Love” and his work included in “Rats for Love: The Book”, Bristol Broadsides, 1990. His first chapbook was “The Fabulous Invention Of Barnsley”, Dearne Community Arts, 1993. He has read his work on BBC Radio Bristol and had a creative writing workshop for sixth formers broadcast on BBC Radio Five Live. Recently published in “I Am Not A Silent Poet”, “The Beatnik Cowboy”, “Clear Poetry”, “Red Fez”. Much more about Paul Brookes can be found via his web site by clicking here…