poetry critical

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Welcome to Poetry Critical, an online poetry workshop. To post your own poetry you'll need to create a user id by typing a name and password in the box above and hitting 'New User'. If you just want to critique or jump into the discussion, however, you can go ahead and get started!

Random Poem:

to burn on both sides of the world (re-write)

i look to my right and
i find my fingers stretching in new ways,
pockets filled with a kiss for later and
abandoned swing sets like catapults
toward the fiery novas i'd like to burn inside,
and for a minute you are untouchable,
something that would disappear if i did reach out
and leave no trace behind,
gone like smoke in the sunlight.
you smile and dissolve like sand within me.
always in november we breathe these borderline-sighs,
ponder dismissive diagnoses framing all the insanity and the hurt,
(because you're either up or you're down,
there is nothing in between, right?)
we argue over words that act like a veil for causes and vulnerability,
but just so you know:
none of this becomes us
or rather it prevents the becoming of us
into the people that won't need to begin sentences with things like "when i grow up..."
and i would give you anything
if you would but take it from my hands
and breathe the ashes
of me.

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