Ash Wednesday

Being published isn’t my thing because you can become popular and then your editor pushes you to finish another book even though you’re not ready, so there you are with only three good poems in a collection of 32, which limits your invitations to small town readings where members of the opposite sex no longer hang around so you can’t count on being adored or even getting laid and you act like you have something very important to run off to but instead browse through only to find used copies of everything you’ve written for $0.99 plus shipping.



Mary Bast has published poetry, memoir, and flash fiction in Bacopa Literary Review, Connotation Press, The Feathered Flounder and was a finalist in the 2012 Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest. She’s a life coach by day and when her hands are not on computer keys, they’re holding brush to canvas.

Photo Credit: Plurp

One Response to “Ash Wednesday”

  1. Betty Austin says:

    Thanks for sharing this. I’ll click on all the links, but for now –
    great 100 words.


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