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Don't Pub-Leash Me.

Updated on April 5, 2017

Don't pub-leash me.

To an editor who plagues me

with her endless abreviations

of my heartfelt interpertations.

Don't pub-leash me

outside the bars

of your own narrow

minded releases,

rattling my chain

tying up my ramblings

with no slack granted,

cutting short my excursions

over fields of imagination.

Editing out my fondest thoughts

as trivial or space consuming

demanding twenty lines or less.

Bending me like

a weeping willow branch

into a garland

that only fits your head.

There is nothing Noble about

such a piece prize.

Stop turning my

press into de-press-ion.

pub-lash me instead,

beat me if you will

with constructive critique

Hammer out my thoughts

into fine gold

punch-uate it into shape.

I am a work in progress

you are my trainer not my jailer.

Your pink slip is showing

and I know what's underneath

I am about to be screwed.

by a cold fish.

I can see it in

the deadlines of your face

predator editors

you demand a quickie

but I wish to linger

over a mound of steamy thoughts.

Let me lap at the verb trough

a while longer,

I have been sentenced to write

let me serve my time

in one main course.

Let my readers enjoy

the whole me,


by precision circumcision

of my best parts.

I will give you a column

of many inches

don't reduce it so quickly

to yesterdays passion.

with your quick strokes,

and then back in the drawers.

Ride the spaces between the

fine line that glides

and let something big

slip through occasionally.

You'll be glad you did.

Art~Whimsically Yours Studio

Matthew F. Blowers III-



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    • Artamia profile image

      Artamia 8 years ago from GTA, Canada

      """I have been sentenced to write

      let me serve my time

      in one main course."""


    • fortunerep profile image

      fortunerep 8 years ago from North Carolina

      i like this, to the point


    • Ralph Deeds profile image

      Ralph Deeds 8 years ago from Birmingham, Michigan

      Ha! Pretty good!