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:

after ten years of loneliness with a kind woman

i'm an
incoherent streak of lighting:
a spastic teenager
text messaging women
drinking beer with them
in small bars
on a tuesday night:
twisting in their sheets
kneeling before them
like a crippled child
learning to walk again.
thirty-one years old today
and for the first time
in ten years
my heart
hangs out of my chest
like an unlit lantern
from a pole.

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