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:


Playing tic tac toe
On my misty fogged up window
Pretending our fingers are painters
and we’ve  run out of finger paint
Breaking in winter with sweatshirts
And our dusty hearts
What is cold without love
What is love without cold
Smoking a clove
Handling it like a cowboy
Squinting with every inhale
Raising eyebrows with every exhale
You’re leaning back
Hiding behind your own face
Flushed cheeks
Pink-shaded soul
Talking deep
With belly laughs
And driving past our exit
Letting the world roll off our chests
As the sign blazes past
And reflects in the rearview mirror
I’m ashing out the window
You’re mouthing the words to the song
Not parting  your lips
I will call you mouse.

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