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:

BESIDE A HOSPITAL BED
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Baby, I broke my teeth on your wishbone
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on your way through the windshield.
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But you shouldn’t have left so angry, should have seen
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the dry slick of oil slathered on the asphalt.
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I watched. The chiasmic thud of collision
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nestled into the hollow of my throat
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till help became a kilo of tumbleweed
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snagged between tonsils.
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Believe me when I say you’re better off
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elbow deep in steel, blood a white flag across your eyelids.
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Veins popped like light bulbs. There is nothing I would say
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to make this better. No one I could be
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to make this easier. I drag
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my index finger along the rubber tread
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on your left side while you sleep. Wonder
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if it was really my fault.
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And all I could think was that I warned you,
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fidelity is just a trick of light.
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