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:

a fragment of a piece of shit

I only cried twice
this year
the holidays.
was for a bookshelf
which I improperly put together
and needed to undo
and redo.
The other was for loving you.
I have you, I know, I have you
I just don't know where you went.
You're right here, I know, you're right here,
but I haven't seen you around for years.
You don't know this kind of fear
until it stares you in the face
as you're closing the door on it
trying not to.
Knowing you shouldn't.
The second time I cried
the holidays,
I was afraid I would have to
and redo

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