poetry critical

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Poetry Critical 2.0

Hey guys, Donald here.

In a few weeks, this site will be 9 years old. 9 years! And I still know some of the earliest submissions by heart.

But, boy. That’s like 102 in web-years. So it’s time for something new. I’m building that something now with my nights-and-weekend minutes (and plenty of coffee). Buy me a cup?

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Random Poem:

Pink Silk and Girls Sandals
lefttheparty

Parents away at the lake house upstate.
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We laid in bed kissing
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as the sun rose
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as the candles burned
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as the veil wrapped loosely around her.
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Laughing at the idea
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wake up her sister
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hope for protection
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drive to the store when she had none.
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The morning sun, the pink silk
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Five on a Saturday morning
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girls sandals and a t-shirt
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the store down the road.
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After the candles burned
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After the sun rose.
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After the veil fell.
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We laid around laughing
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at the sister and the store and the sandals.
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We laid there until
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I was late for whatever I had to do that day.
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She made eggs and toast.
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We smoked on the back porch.
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I forget what it was I had to do.
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Like the white frame on a Polaroid.
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The wait for anything.
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A plastic wrapper floating on a lake.
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Mundane against surroundings.
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