So, that poem I thought of as fun that I sent to the people who thought the not-fun poem was fun? I got a response. They loved it. To clarify: they said they loved it, but would pass on it unless I took some of their edits into consideration. Which I did. It's not like they wanted to change anything major, basically I used the word "that" a lot and they wanted it gone, and I really do think the poem read better without them, anyway. When I reworked it a bit and sent it again, they took it.
It was interesting to have the poem sent back the first time with notes on it, like back in my undergrad poetry classes when I would get critiques from my fellow students. I miss having the input of others in my writing. Whether I would always do what was suggested is beside the point, I just enjoyed making something and seeing what someone else would do with it. Most of the time.