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:

Our Paeanetic Encomium
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Katunk.
 1
Shhhvohhh
 2
that equals an entrance.
 3
 
 
Really the furtive crawl
 4
of a bourgeois insect
 5
with the moral clarity
 6
of a leadership council
 7
on aging
 8
 
 
As long--katunk--as this is--
 9
Shhhvohh--pending--
 10
Katunk--they can’t take you,--
 11
Katunk--so pend on.
 12
 
 
Programmatically voiced—
 13
in a daily pogrom—
 14
“Would you believe me when I tell you,
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if I had something to tell to be told”
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so you pend--shhhvohh…
 17
 
 
even though the table doesn’t cater
 18
to tastes,
 19
hard for the dirge.
 20
 
 
Seat #:
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Doxa. Row gatekeeping.
 22
Imbibing on onanism
 23
primitively guilty
 24
for the first exploratory moment,--Katunk.
 25
 
 
And time-space moves,
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and emotional hermaphrodites
 27
mouth breath too close in vicinity.
 28
To realize sameness on their halitosis
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and, and, and, and, and…
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vreeeeeeeeeet.
 31
Standing would be a mistake
 32
that equals an exit.
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