poetry critical

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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!

Random Poem:

Glitter and prayer

A mother stuffs holidays
with marshmallow chick sunshine -
she wants you in Easter baskets all your life
                          outside the same porch,
                                 on a different Sunday, comes
the neighbor's family dog. His only vice
actual rabbits
un-seaming themselves
in foil tufts. He proffers
the soiling of real
grass, you bury your pets
with a popsicle-stick cross.
Glitter, prayer. Adult
curl a sermon of ribbon
for little fingers to grab. But who can choose
between holidays and dogs?

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