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:

portions of raphael nunes
unknown

you’re not really there
 1
he said to me
 2
you’re out there somewhere else
 3
i mean you’re there but you’re not
 4
comprendes?
 5
that is how he first spoke
 6
before we agreed that
 7
it was as velcro
 8
raphael nunes and i speak often now of
 9
the velcro
 10
as a young boy in jalisco mexico
 11
his uncle eduardo raped
 12
him
 13
he explained that when this happened
 14
part of him would leave his body
 15
fly to the agave fields
 16
where his father worked as a laborer
 17
he would stand in his father's shade until
 18
his uncle finished with him
 19
he then returned to his body
 20
as this
 21
he said to me at our first meeting
 22
fastening and unfastening the velcro strap
 23
of his tennis shoe
 24
over time the strap stretches
 25
he said
 26
it becomes irregular
 27
and the mind frays
 28
as thus
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