poetry critical

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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:

What Was Love

I love you!
I saw you talking to the Fed Ex man
with your hip out like a hitch-hiker
but you're like a balloon down there
and I'm doing you favors, woman
(By sticking around.)
(When you talk, not words,
but word bubbles come out of your mouth--
and in those word bubbles
are pictures of your sizeable breasts).
How many times have I told you?
(To shut your trap!)howmuchIloveyou?
(You'll remember one but not the other.)
I love you!
(Now shut the fuck up.
Sit on my lap.
I'll give you a bruise for--
no particular reason.)
(And you'll like it!)
(If I could wear your skin for a day I'd walk around and undo all the little things you've done to me.  I'd find every man who looks at you.  I'd strangle them with your hands.  That's what I'd do.)
You're a good woman;
give yourself a pat on the bum!
(The man on the radio isn't fucking you.
You'll listen to him but you won't listen to me.)
I just want to hear you say my name...
(Put down the phone and take off your clothes.)
(I've got the news playing and the first report?  You're used goods.
( I've got a man on the phone.  He wants to tell you you're washed out.
(You're damaged, ugly
You're lucky to have me
Fatuous cunt.)
(I'm not sure if it hurts me more to not fuck other women than to fuck you).
You're so...beautiful?
But something more, too.
You're important to me.
I love you.

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