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:


It was a kind of talk I didn't want to have
in the bed we just made fine, wild love in but
New Year was barging in, coming fast, and
I self-servingly wanted to get rid of the baggage,
less than a day left before the calendar expires.
Sitting up, unsure and mildly defensive,
I imagined it would take longer than a minute,
that it would be excruciatingly painful to see you
cringe as you listen to me admit I have been
fucking somebody else in the same bed--liking it, but
that night I never saw anyone as numb as myself,
or a broken heart as intact as yours was
as it determinedly got out of bed, out of the door
affording me none of  the expected slam
or resolution, or tears, or fireworks.

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