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:

the seven foot queer in whalebone sandals

pearl white, clicking deep
and loudly against the bagel-shop tile.
now he stands at the counter,
pouring cream in his coffee.
even tucked back in the corner
hunched over my notebook
i see his feet are immaculately manicured.
flowing yellow silk shirt,
black cotton slacks
the girth of a tent.
he's built like a left tackle
but there's something of a matador
through the shoulders.
he gives me a look. the diagnostic
many homosexuals give me,
the intricacies of which
i never understood
until my mid twenties.
i don't pitch or catch,
but i admit:
this one carries himself very handsomely
for such a
large man.

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