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 isn't fair

caught by the necklace on wrapping paper teeth
you would bow over dowry gifts
waiting out the stalling train and skipping violin
while mercenaries raid memory lane
a tape from each shelf, leaving methamphetamine holes
lifted arms grappling fog people
and love waits for whispered measures on powerful mornings
pour red glass like sifted flour glue and strawberry blood
drink our dreams like wine
perfect wrath, boil down to carbon shells
and bottom lines
rusty cigarettes proclaim their freedom
ladling soupy smoke into tupperware
after failure the cancer will still be cold
last week's leftovers
and your abusive father in
quick freeze, waiting for you to give up

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