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:

The Bobcat
boromir4121

It's moaning,
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like the jammed
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cardboard bailer:
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the bobcat stuck
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under the stacked
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tomato juice
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pallet.  It moans.
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It moans and
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calls.  Its eyes
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reflect off the
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waxed floor.
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Behind,
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we hear whispering
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of people uninvolved:
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I come from a place
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beyond the sequoias.
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Behind,
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we hear
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counting cucumbers
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before compaction:
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one, two, three, four.
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Behind
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and out on the
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salesfloor, we hear
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a child's call:
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look, look at this.
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Behind,
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we hear PA squawk:
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will the associate
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from toys please
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return to toys.
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It's moaning,
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like the children
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in the candy isle,
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but that doesn't stop
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the policeofficer
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laying on the floor
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and the gun
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pointing.  It moans.
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It moans and
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calls.  Its eyes
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reflect off the
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waxed floor.
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