poetry critical

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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:

Coffee shops and lingerie
Slip

My two favorite things
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are hot coffee from the little cafe
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fifteen minutes from my house.
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Especially on a cold night.
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The crickets chirp.
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I read.
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And sometimes, I look up and stare
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at the wall of bamboo
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as if it held the meaning
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of everything
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and it was just waiting
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to whisper it in my ear.
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And sometimes, I look up and stare
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at the old men who come in
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who look at me
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who smoke and read
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at the same time every day.
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And I think they're pathetic,
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but then I remember that I know they come in every day
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because I come in every day.
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And then I feel like a hypocrite.
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and wearing nothing
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but a pair
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of lacy panties.
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I look at myself in the mirror
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and if I angle everything the right way.
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I look hot.
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I feel sexy.
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I like to walk from mirror to mirror
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pretending I look good all the time
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that it's not just a trick of the light.
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It's really too bad I can't do
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my favorite things
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at the same time.
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