How does a dinosaur deal with rejection?
By kicking the table, a slight misdirection?
By taking a shower and shouting in pain,
and cursing the editors, each one by name?
No, a dinosaur reads each critique with great care,
and figures out which one's the one she should share.
Courageous, she smiles and she says nothing rash,
than rips up the thing, throws it into the trash.
My job here is done.
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How Does a Dinosaur Deal With Rejection
With permission from the fabulous Jane Yolen, I share the poem she posted on her facebook page recently: