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:

limited conversation.
Aziel

I flip every hourglass I find
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behind
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tightly closed doors
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clumsily resetting moments
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begging frantically
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to keep the stolen minutes
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of this
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hushed,
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albeit peaceful,
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existence.
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i've since forgotten the
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the chill of night
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which plagued my
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sunny skies
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but I don't
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sleep as soundly now,
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opting to dream of
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you
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with wide marbled
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eyes,
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blinded by
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afterglow
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I shuffle through
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studded memorabilia,
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shoe-less and unafraid
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of this dirty secret
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we both share,
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and only when
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i trip does
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awkward silence
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leave
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limited conversation
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in the morning
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Clean slates and fresh time
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with my morning eggs
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to hatch a
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new day,
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while your coffee mug
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presses
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hotly
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against my eager lips.
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you say
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you hate eggs now.
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