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:

raw motherfuckin' business
unknown

tippet
 1
comes up to the work release control desk
 2
with a polaroid
 3
of a pimped out yellow impala:
 4
says he's gonna
 5
lay down
 6
a dime piece on it
 7
when he gets out.
 8
 
 
he and my coworker
 9
start spitting
 10
indecipherable jargon:
 11
glass pack,
 12
bazooka amps,
 13
cat and dual flowmaster,
 14
bored out synchronized
 15
redundancy valve intakes.
 16
 
 
it's raw motherfuckin' business,
 17
says tippet
 18
handing the polaroid to my coworker.
 19
 
 
raw motherfuckin' business,
 20
says my coworker
 21
and hands it to me.
 22
 
 
it's a motorized chariot
 23
for temporarily outrunning
 24
the metaphysical dilemma,
 25
is what i want to say.
 26
 
 
but you gotta
 27
know your audience.
 28
 
 
i tell him
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it's raw
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motherfuckin' business.
 31
 
 
word,
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says tippet
 33
and i hand him the polaroid
 34
and we
 35
knock fists.
 36

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