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 way we fuck
iamswanson

when Bukowski said
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"our eyes fucked"
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I knew exactly what he meant.
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with every look
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into those blue seas
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my god,
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the orgasmic rush!
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when you tease me with the lighter
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after I ask to bum a light;
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that quick glance upward--
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I could drown
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in their depths
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and it'd be
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ecstasy.
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or better yet,
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that last look back
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at a night's end--
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you always manage
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to squeeze in
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one
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final
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screw
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and if I ever told you
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"my favorite thing about you
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is the way we can talk"
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boy,
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was I bullshitting you.
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my favorite thing
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about you is
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the way we fuck
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quick
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and blue
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so blue,
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so blue!
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every
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single
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time
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I come in a
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blink.
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