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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:
Enveloping their dispersing bodies,
a vanilla vignette fades through
the migrant traces of a smoldering wick.
Liquid pollen tumbles from tearful
poppies, settling unnoticed
on his yielding neck.
His woodwind fingers whisper
on her willowed hair
with the fragility of newly spun silk.
Reducing for decades
he, a Matryoshka, knows
he is being dismantled by her unraveling.
He remains, ever decreasing,
in deliberate search of
black and white recollections.
Stifling and stale, she labors
rasping gasps, until eventually
the coals in her chest hiss
her distended lips befall his
and with her last exhale, release their
lifetime into the smoke.
His sulfur eyes fell silent
knowing that her ending carried
the weight of light.
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