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:

Mexico
johntaiyu

When she pulled the stash out of her pussy
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I knew we were in trouble
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the whole trip was like that
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one flat note after another
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Later after we ditched her and the guy who was her puppy dog
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after we learned she was a stripper from Dallas
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and he was her best customer
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and they didn't have any money
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and they were now staying in a condo down the coast
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I saw her in a mini skirt in a crowd of old men
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dancing around and drinking tequila from the bottle
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It was surreal
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out there a few blocks from the square
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where they sold watermelon fruit drinks and beer from carts
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the italians and germans on holiday outnumbered everyone
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and only talked to themselves
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but we smoked their dope on the beach
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and slipped away into the dark
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maybe a minute or two
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before the cops moved in with clubs and attitude
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That's how we came back upon the stripper
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who by now had her tits out
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and was being led off to the
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dark by the men
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There's no point to any of this
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no hollywood ending
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as it meanders shakily down this page
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we finished our trip in a winnebago
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with a family who couldn't travel without their cats
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flew back to the real world
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and got the luggage a week later
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with a note from customs apologizing for the mess
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they made when they repacked everything
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