Any and All
God love journal editors.
They issue guidelines admonishing
writers to send them their finest work
in ‘any and all’ styles; other than
rhyming or greeting card verse.
However, all editors are writers
themselves, with unique styles,
and for reasons inherent to human
nature, naturally gravitate toward
displaying preferences for work similar
to their own; relegating the bastardterm: ‘any and all,’ to oxymoron status.
--Kevin Heaton lives and writes in South Carolina. His chapbook, "Postcards of Faith," is at Victorian Violet Press. His work has appeared in: Calliope Nerve, Pirene's Fountain, Counterexample Poetics, Right Hand Pointing, Nerve Cowboy, Elimae, Foliate Oak, Nibble, and many others. http://kevinheatonpoetry.