I just sent my 7-11 curse poem for a magazine to consider. I'd previously sent two serious poems, but I've decided to take someone's advice and add the humorous one.
At least my roommate and one other person think it's funny. It's been a very long time since I wrote a funny poem. It has a rather long title, but I think the title is working. It's titled, "For the Fire Happy Boss and Owner at 7-11 on Ralston and Wadsworth in what surely is the Middle of Hell: Arvada, Colorado."
In any case, I wrote the draft at Canto Mundo in Martin Espada's workshop.
I am seriously considering slowing down and revising manuscript for another 6 months
or so, as it feels rushed, as if something needs tweaking, but I don't know what it is, but I've decided due to some encouragement that I need to take time with the manuscript till I feel it is strong. I don't want to be ashamed of a book I put out into the world; however insignificant, I want it to be good, not just decent but good!!!!!!