That Piddling Periodical

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By John L. Malone

Jealous? Of course, I’m not jealous. Just because you got a poem published in that piddling periodical.
A suite of poems.
Okay then.
You thought more of it when you put me onto it.
I was naïve then, young, eager, I sent poems everywhere. Sure some landed in that periodical.
Do you still send poems to it?
You kidding? No, I’ve moved on. Of course, I’m glad you got your poems in it. But you make too much of it trumpeting your success. Why don’t you wave it about in the square?
So you are jealous?
Silence.

           
John Malone is a South Australian writer of flash fiction, short stories and poetry. He delights in Literature wherever it is found.

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