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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Follow @poetrycritical for more!

Random Poem:

Form and Content
lau02

Differentiate
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The
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Text’s
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Specific
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Relation
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To
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The
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Ideology
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It
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Produces
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What are your politics?
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What’s yr function?
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My profile is not the real me.
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It’s a representation
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or a simulacrum
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or something.
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We’re not friends.
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Our images are friends.
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That is, until we do lunch.
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Then we’re friends.
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So for now,
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only our images know each other.
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I’m okay with that
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because you only know the good side of me.
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You only know the good music I hear
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and the good places I’ve seen.
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But it’s all static:
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My representative body
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and your representative body
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and our network.
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We’ve written ourselves into being
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and we tweak our social identities everyday.
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My digital body
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and your digital body meet.
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We chat.
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I’m coy
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and you’re interesting.
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Let’s seek integration.
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No, not like that,
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but where we plan stuff
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then do it
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and aren’t so attached
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to our digital bodies
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cause we just made those up.
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Silly old postmodern Internet identities;
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They can’t walk in the woods.
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It’s like I’m in the cave,
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you know?
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When I react to the tribulations of your day
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I’m sitting in that cave looking at shadows.
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