Poem: Dealbreaker

I’ve never published anything lovey before. Can you tell?
(This is for a competition. So don’t judge. But judge.)

DEAL BREAKER

It was all wrong;

His politics, his taste in music and art.
He didn’t believe in chakras, he didn’t like champagne.
His jumpers, his horse before the cart.
He drove the wrong car, he didn’t like the rain.

“It’s over,” she said. “You go against all my principles.”

Him: “… Oh.”

He sipped his hot chocolate.
Her’s was a smoothie.

“So…Which one was the deal breaker?”

Her: “My principle to never fall in love.”

How to apply for admin + sales at a poetry magazine

“Dear Amanda,

Thank you for sending your CV and an email in verse which I enjoyed reading.”

 

You must get many poets apply

But if I may I want to be sly,

For a passion for poetry is not all

I have experience in editorial,

Magazine journalism is my forte

And I’m already self-employed today.

So it is inevitable I will implore

I can bring your sales, subs and website to the fore

If you but perchance to accept

My CV and application for you to vet.