poetry critical

online poetry workshop

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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?

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Random Poem:

aside, with alcohol
Hatsumomo

Your
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name
 2
which once emerged
 3
from my own throat
 4
in gasps
 5
of pleasure
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damages me now.
 7
 
 
they speak of you carelessly
 8
unaware of what they cause me
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and my own doing
 10
as I feign indifference
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when she confesses in my ear
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she adores you.
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you watched us
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from across the room
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subtly, in your own way
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worrying
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that i would not
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cover you.
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I smiled
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and
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encouraged her
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and watched when later
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you lead her away.
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my own voice:
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so skilled in
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expressing gratitude
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and now, telling
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helpful lies,
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wants to scream.
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your friend
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poured me a shot.
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