Things said to me by ex-girlfriends and in rejection letters from literary journals
You're not quite what I'm looking for right now, but please continue trying.
You’re slightly too sentimental for my tastes, and less engaging than I had anticipated, though quite charming.
Unfortunately you lack pace in the middle, and you’re longer than I usually like.
I receive several hundred submissions a month so unfortunately cannot provide individual feedback.
I don't think you're taking this thing seriously.
Things said to me by ex-girlfriends and in rejection letters from literary journals which, for legal reasons, were left out of my previous poem
Please stop hanging around outside my office.