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:

my bike is somewhere floating down the merced river

i was homeless in 1996
in the mountains,
where i had some friends
who let me sleep on their floor
my friends worked 10 hour shifts
and we would bake bread on their days off
but i had all day to myself,
waiting on human resources
to give me back my job
and fire someone else
i had a bike, until the flood hit
and most days i would hike
listening to the Cure,
ripping bark off pines
just to rattle the tree huggers
i'd see him every now and then
walking to the village–with her
sometimes they held hands, like teenagers
and he'd see me and smile
but his smile was always loud and in love
and i hated it

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