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:

~Nor was I

We sat wearing naked.
Breeze filled grasses tickled our flesh
as only fetishes could not hint at.
I had come in a suitcase,
first class, with redundant postage.
I had unpacked myself lightly
tossing out toiletries and lies, and
unfolding my clothes and fears,
setting them up to hang.
She came walking down a broken sunbeam,
dressed in sweatandtearsandcorruption
and a black tie.
She opened her mouth and
spoke to me of great meats
and desires
and promises.
I parted my parched lips and accepted these raw delicacies;
the steady red trickle down my chin only adding to the induced euphoria.
We laughed childishly,
dousing one another in gasoline
and I murmured something incoherent.
She nodded, gave me a box of matches and left -
headed South.
God was a vegetarian,
we put a bullet in his head.

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