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:

R e v e l a t i o n s

In the dream last night
there was skin
and then nothing
and then skin
when I woke
dawn went sprawling over the grey snap
and there I was
laying like a wound
pretending not to understand the anger
which filled the glass quiet
with fearsome color
as it drew near, then moved away again,
with the same reflex we all must use
to absolve the wolf his appetite.
In truth.
I was listening to it
at the threshold
it ran electrical beneath
like the sound of something being filled
absolute fire
But when the light is torn off
and the sky plunges like a throat
into utter night
when I stand toe to toe with that furious nature
into which
from childhood
I had woven
these things are too much for this only-warm portion of flesh
spendthrift heart
and hexing red meat tongue;
this is
an activity of instinct, timeless and present-
and mercifully
the darkness
                   hid all of it.

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