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:

A Little Longer
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Hunger pains me slow and deep
 1
like whispers burning so good
 2
 
 
Just
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      a little longer
 4
                         now.
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Glass fragments of me and
 6
what I used to be
 7
Cracking on the inside
 8
 
 
Well at least I'm not hollow
 9
anymore
 10
 
 
Hunger sears clear and hot
 11
and I welcome the warmth
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campfired in my belly it grows and turns to a wild fire
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eating my guts then retching them up- it hurts
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it hurts so good
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At least I can still feel
 16
sometimes
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Just a little longer
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and I'll be better than before
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Watch
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smooth and small put your
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fingers to my skin and feel how
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thinly it stretches
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Slide along my thighs
 24
trace veins in the crease of my elbow
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how far up my arm can you place your fist?
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Almost all the way?
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Just a little longer then
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That's all i need
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promise.
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