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:

Flesh and Bone

He scans the fifth floor where her flat is,
and, as he tilts his head backwards
looking from left to right,
feels the base of his skull rub
against the top of his spine; it reminds
him of when he was young and looked
in the mirror pulling the skin
back around his eyes to reveal
his eyeballs, or stretch aside
his lower lip and expose
the shape of his jaw as he moved it
from side to side picturing
the flesh and bone beneath his face.
Her light is on;
he walks to the building's entrance
and presses the intercom button.
He has no idea what he's going to say.

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