poetry critical

online poetry workshop

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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!

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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Follow @poetrycritical for more!

Random Poem:

Hot Flash

Standing mid-waist in mid-life
her naked ego shivers with innocence.
Hands clutching arms, it cautiously peeks
through a surrendered sliver of light.
Dangerous deceptions dancing on
swift, sparkling synapses ignore inquiry
while tattling swarms of clandestine conversations
merge and stutter incognito.
Reaching one hand through the threshold,
unscrews the bulb,
unscrews the cork
and squeezing into a Blue Nun's habit,
sips slow, cold rosary prayers
to douse her flaming libido.

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