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!

Random Poem:

like diamonds lost

you push me away
but i keep coming back
like salt to surface, as
marble eyes rain
on my aching skin,
compressing. pressing
body into flat pieces
of bone and
blood ripples like fingers-
pushing into still puddle
as you rise up
from the sea,
and take me as your own.
and we are like diamonds
lost in the brilliance of the
sun; scattered on an endless

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