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:

Martha Stewart was a convict

those velvet swatches make me sleepy
delicate and green
fuzzy like opals watery
veins sunk deep deep down
earth's crust would crumble without you probably
I'd lay in a half empty tub of you I think
fingers pressing half moons into the flesh
cracked watercolor nails
that I'll paint later to cover up the happenings of today
I can't control you nor do I watch jittery as you do
you are not my mother
but she does like you for naming purposes
you have that in common
I'd like to be you I think
for then in the mirror I'd see games and bees
and plastic sparkle rings
beaming out of the glass
as if to say hello

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