Rejection Is Acceptance by Paul Brookes

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 BrookesPaul 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…

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