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An Ode To Rejection

An Ode To Rejection

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It’s good, but not what we’re looking for right now.

Oh, but it stings. And how!

The position’s closed, better luck next time

Your lips are bruised purple from that smile.


We loved it, but it doesn’t fit with our current line-up

You take a bitter sip of the salty tea-cup

It’s good, dear, just not for me

You nod, you understand, ‘cause it never is.


Your throat stings from not screaming loud enough,

Frustration the itch of a swallowed cough.

You’ve heard it a hundred times, and yet the hundred-and-first

Burns like every regret thrice reimbursed.


But while they wound, they aren’t nearly as bad,

As the radio silence of indifference ironclad.

Refreshed inboxes and double-checked call logs tell

The sordid tale of a dream drowning in the wishing well.


Vacancies disappear and resumes languish

Receptionists pout in parodied anguish.

It’s never you, it’s always them,

It’s never you’re-not-good-enough, it’s always not-the-right-fit.


It’s all the same, yet unique every time

Nobody’s got a minute, but asking’s not a crime.

It’s self-flagellation with a calling card

We don’t give a fuck, best regards.


Your name’s not on this list, or the next one

And yet you walk, ‘cause you can’t outrun

The ghost of a dream, of a hope long gone

Of finding the happily-ever-after in life’s lexicon.


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