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:

we
unknown

are both slung low
 1
with our backs against the wall
 2
in a booth
 3
at our neighborhood mexican restaurant
 4
 
 
no watches
 5
 
 
or phones
 6
 
 
just the constituent
 7
parts of the day
 8
filtering
 9
through us
 10
 
 
you tell me
 11
the tortilla chip i just ate
 12
caused the waiter
 13
to walk by
 14
and the waiter walking by
 15
caused the beer commercial
 16
to come on the tv
 17
this is how the universe works
 18
dad
 19
 
 
tickles my pride
 20
that such things
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occur to you
 22
at eight years old
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mostly
 24
 
 
i just like
 25
being with you
 26
 
 
which i tell you
 27
quite often
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but words
 29
are just words
 30
 
 
so i do things
 31
like playfully
 32
fling a tortilla chip
 33
at your head
 34
 
 
you shoot me
 35
that dry look of consternation
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that melts my heart
 37
 
 
cock your head
 38
 
 
and fling two
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back at me.
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