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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?
Development updates from Twitter:
A lone girl baked cookies today.
Some crumbled apart, some were burnt,
and most were misshapen,
But all of them tasted just fine.
Each one, a perfect little memory,
a tiny bite of Christmas in September,
of days spent with no worries.
Every cookie, a looking glass
back into cold attics and hot kitchens,
when love came from one house
and family came from everywhere.
A time when she slept in the car,
believed in ghosts,
and just knew things lasted forever,
no matter what.
Today a lone girl prepared the ingredients,
mixed the dough, and baked the cookies,
but she ate them up with tears for she knew,
all too well now
how it felt when they were gone.
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