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:

Attention Deficit
larrylark

Two, sometimes three times
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a week,I lob  corks  in an arc
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through cigar fume filled air,
 3
past immaculate dining room
 4
chairs, beyond the lure of perfumed
 5
couture, towards where  the basket
 6
ball rim of the wastepaper bin shimmers.  
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Trajectory guides it among
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glimmering winter stars, moonshine
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or summer sunbeams fading light.
 10
A further glass of wine steadies
 11
the mind and by extension calms
 12
the arm,improves the sight,
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its dull thud as it hits the rug  similar
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to the plop of  stoppers coming off bottles
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of flat champagne. Next one,take aim,
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bulls eye,rattles like a dying snake in the clutches
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of a buzzard. Conversation stops,
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glaring eye of hostess, man trap mouth
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unmuzzled , bright brittle sarcastic voice.
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"Is it close or are the Harlem Globe
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Trotters strolling home tonight?"
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