Pass (Alex Youngman)

We’re going to pass on this one

But thank you so much for sending

It thank you so much for the rare

Chance to read such brilliant writing

It’s really such a shame because

It’s really quite good it’s just that

It’s really true that we’re going

In a different direction now

Maybe something else you wrote might

Fit what we’re doing here maybe

Send something a little later

On but maybe don’t send it so soon

Wow what a great piece that was

I just wish we wanted it.


Alex Youngman is a librarian living in Durham, NC. He tries his best to write during his time away from work (and sometimes at work). He is the author of Some Bugs (Bottlecap Press, 2022).


image: MM Kaufman