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:

Flirting with Static Drapery
Seditswing

On the red madder, rubeus turns,
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a display that ribs an awkward
 2
fire attempting
 3
 
 
to spread his body on volcanic
 4
          lakes
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ripe with ventriloquy
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and ventriloquial lapillus;
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sovereignty of equal
 8
awkwardness
 9
 
 
slowly a cadence
 10
fails his form
 11
that lifts pastel
 12
to intensity, chalk
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off flamingos, slowly
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squelched and becoming
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the kill between eagles
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scavenging, and a grace housed
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in solar goth.
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A visitation incest.
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A loss reifies from
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volant excresences,
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or it may abrade
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precocious levin
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it, he of
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triskelion: his pas
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suel finds
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taction an anaglyph
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bedmade sleeve of
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his remex—
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solid as medieval seizures;
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one's ossein smears
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voix ce´leste;
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it loses land,
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dodging shard reflection
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excoriate ride
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into youth,
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the other truncates
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in rent memory.
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An onager of reins
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with a gaze
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at far and osiris
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nether it is
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he lacking a spire
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staying, viewed.
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