I submitted a delicious haiku (yep, just one) to a New Zealand publication called Kokako. Within a few hours, I got a reply from a nice lady named Patricia, saying...
"I'm sorry but we do not accept haiku unless you are a subscriber to the magazine. If you would like me to send you a subscription form, please let me know."
Clearly, I was embarrassed by this scandalous faux pas, so I replied...
My mistake, sorry. At this time, I must decline your subscription offer.
(Hey! That's the first time I ever declined a publisher! Ha. Congratulations on the distinction.)
I hope she thought it was funny too.
~ Mick, S.D.G.
This is a North Island Kokako.
Credit: Matt Binns
Licensed under under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license.