The sorrowful note,

a harbinger of,

literary doom,

a smattering of typed words,

or swishes of the pen,

when of course,

a an answer comes at all,

the rite of passage,

for every writer,

to have one’s fate,

held by a slip of paper.

Matthew Donnellon is a writer, artist, and sit down comedian. He is the author of The Curious Case of Emma Lee and Other Stories.

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