poetry critical

online poetry workshop

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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!

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 Slur

Rat's teeth    
gleam the smile of a paid-off whore  
pale young limbs flirt with shadow  
carefully gathering panties and bra
a twist of skirt pouting a kiss
before footsteps lace the stair    
And your memory    
ain't dainty at all    
the curse I mutilate with a sneer  
history gnawing happily at my bones  
though our own empire of sex    
lies perished long ago  
So what did you expect?  
Me, strutting pig-pie horny  
waiting to fuck dust  
waving my cock until dawn  
fingering my ass  
with not a stocking of yours    
to stroke    
Would you have me scream  
'anus eruptus delecto'  
rock and roll naked
all by myself
when with so many
in need of work    
sweet velvet is cheaply bought  
to conquer quickly    
and baggage free
most easily forgotten    
It must be time  
to grasp your wraith by the hair  
twist back your head  
pry open your jaw    
and pour a lifetime's worth  
of poison    
down your throat    
But do you hear    
that two a.m. ache  
come slithering through the wall--    
while that same dumb bastard
slumps to the floor    
murdering our song    

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