poetry critical

online poetry workshop

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Welcome!

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!

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:

if poetry were mammaries i would not forget
unknown

i saw your breasts
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stare at me while
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you chatted with
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your friends.
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they were dying
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from asphyxiation.
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one nipple retracted
 7
and disappeared
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somewhere between
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union square and grand
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central station.
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i dont think you take care of them.  
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if you werent born with them you would.
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on many a good day
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have i made my home
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between those soft half
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moons regardless of
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my destination.
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today is not that day.
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instead i am reporting you
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to the society for protection
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against mammary cruelty.
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