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:


Waves shuffle the deck
present me with a new hand
before I can act on the old.
It’s conch to jellyfish low
when suddenly my ante
disappears with a bubble
down the gullet of a clam.
Damn ocean is clam rich
and ready to break against me.
I guess I’m in till I’m busted
and the waves call the clock.

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