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 son, before I knew him

I walk him & walk him,
in vain. New soles never touch
new soles I  welcome. The earth
only feels him. I, the first thing you saw, mom my
calling for you nameless. He stretches his heavy head
and looks for up, I give in. I am so exposed. Over drawn
and out of sight. I make up songs
& hum like no drunk would..
teary, his mold struggles away
with every averted gesture. I round
again & turn the music up louder. It's
my voice making song, my pace with manic prayers
to the floor. I hold on to his crying body and briefly
we dance in our blood---I feel through his
new skin.

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