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Poetry Critical 2.0
Hey guys, Donald here.
In a few weeks, this site will be 9 years old. 9 years! And I still know some of the earliest submissions by heart.
But, boy. That’s like 102 in web-years. So it’s time for something new. I’m building that something now with my nights-and-weekend minutes (and plenty of coffee). Buy me a cup?
Development updates from Twitter:
|Trappings of Trepidation|
You are the stalker that follows my every move.
You are the burglar lurking in my backyard.
You are the face on the other side of the shower curtain.
You are the creak in the floor down the hallway.
You are the invisible breath on my slumbering neck—
the intruder just outside my open window…
With every task I fail you are there laughing.
With every trip and fall you are the ground.
With every anxious step your footsteps follow.
With every new dive you are the unseen rocks below.
With every last sip you are the cyanide--
the Kool-aid that I knowingly lap up…
I may never
oust you from my life.
You will always be there…
I will defeat you—
in the end, you will not win.
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