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:

The Black Light
unknown

Cleaning out my
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Closet
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In the clarity
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Of the day,
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I discovered
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For the first time
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The things I already knew,
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It was then I saw
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I was at
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The
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End,
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Yet only half way through
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And through I wandered the Apple orchard
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Peering at the fruit.
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Silently synonymous, symmetry was in poverty and surplus all differently the same.
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Thus I groaned how Wracked is the mind of all in time who dance
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With nothingness
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To the tune worthless
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On the fading
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Floor fueled to foul wine.  
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How can I extricate
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The ambience
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Of fate and folly in a clock’s exhale
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When light
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Has ceased from invitation to my door?  
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As fire forges might or blight the testing tube surrounds all clay
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For black light brings
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Out white.
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Ah Beautiful pain of grief
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Come visit me
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In my eve of feigned belief  
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For writing does not sooth
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The soul of the black light bickerer.
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