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:

much like a Daniel Johnston song

The best thing about you
(when you’re gone)
are the ashtrays
I’m broke and you
smoke Marlboro Reds and
don’t smoke them all the way down
like I do
I peel the paper from
bent filters
coax precious crushed cylinders of tobacco
and drop them onto my rolling paper
and do it again
with all the methodical ceremony of a stoner
And then I roll
and lick and seal
the dregs of you
and light

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