poetry critical

online poetry workshop

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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:

sudden Reflexive Assumption of Me
gnormal

soap-shaving off my growth,
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my former self, my gore,
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                                        a sudden reflec-
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so delighted i remembered Ockham
 4
from the restless night before!
 5
 
 
"always keep a marker"
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in the vacant toothbrush slot.
 7
wrote this on clean glass
 8
while the razor was hot:
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     1 people create, and, 2 people like
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     to create things like them, not the rest.
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     3 the simplest explanation
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     is usually the best.
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we create things like ourselves,
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things like we who are making,
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making things like we, who are.
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who are making things like we?
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like creating things that
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creating things that like
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we create liking things
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like we were created.
 21
 
 
i was made like i was.
 22
so will i make like a man.
 23
 
 
 
 
the creature i cut
 24
from the mirror gives a nod.
 25
 
 
friends, it is likely,
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you are very much like God.
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God who like me
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must too wonder who
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made you,
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the eventual question
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is who made who?
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at the end of the answers: I.
 33
Love,
 34
You.
 35

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