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:

Lorazepam 1 mg
ambiguos

Pickle juice
 1
sounds pretty good
 2
with hot pastrami.
 3
 
 
Use my buns
 4
for the roll.
 5
 
 
That is what I felt
 6
this morning.
 7
 
 
Now the suns  come up
 8
as usual in poems
 9
to the place where I lay.
 10
 
 
Shot a few drops of Visine
 11
where it mattered,
 12
took my medications.
 13
 
 
A friggin handful...
 14
wondering how they worked
 15
all together like that?
 16
 
 
Walked stiffly to the bathroom,
 17
my body rejecting the movements.
 18
 
 
Now to my desk, sat down
 19
to type with my chemical mind
 20
two fingers at a time,
 21
wondering if any would read it?
 22
 
 
Making sure as I can tell
 23
I followed all the rules
 24
of unprepared English.
 25
 
 
Tired now,
 26
my meds kicked in,
 27
stupid on my part
 28
to have ever had done them.
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The mustard evades me
 30
and short of a pickle
 31
I am stuck with the juice.
 32
 
 
Lorazepam helps this writer
 33
with his breaks...
 34
 
 
Mike Hendershot 2010
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