be a swan in the rain
let it roll down your back
be cleansed in the flames
absorb the attack

as I try to calm down
to laugh and move on
it circles around
the result is foregone

and I can't let it go
banish words from my mind
make myself know
I must leave it behind

and yet I find some relief
though ironic, tis true
in words and the belief
(that someday...)
I'll get a positive review.

(A note on the title. A mobius strip can be created by taking a strip of paper, giving it a half-twist, and taping the ends together. It has only one side. If you were standing on one and being chased by, for instance, a negative very-first-review, you would have pretty much no escape. :P )

IF you've gotten this far -- review? Please?