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:

to the dry side (edit one)

i had settled in top side of the double decker,
pulled my scarf around my chin and
plugged into headphones to listen in
on two dead men talk about what the
world was like before the flood.
she checks over her shoulder but
doesn't notice me staring till after she's
ducked down to pick up the butt of
someone's discarded cigarette.
grey hair matted against a grey day she
meets my eyes and looks away, embarrassed
at having been caught by an onlooker
from the dry side of another rain streaked window.

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