poetry critical

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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:

What? No decaf boy?

Swarming around the joint
like maggots on a carcass,
four or five boys
whose only mission
is to keep your late
night coffee cup filled.
They dart in and
servers and trays of
munchies and post-bar
in a mad dash
to assure that you
never see the bottom
of your mug.
Mostly content with my meal
I enjoy the hell out of my
conversation and can finally
hear every word that my girfriend
is saying to me.
I am thankful that my hearing
has remained unscathed
from loud guitar
riffs and the lungs have
survived the smoky smut
of an almost extinct entity--
a place where 90% of the joint
lights up happily.
The coffee boy brigade
cracks me up, but my smile
fast fades to a frown...
a decafinated boy
has not been hired.

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