Three Erasures

These three pieces are my first attempts at erasures, a sort of found poem whereby one “erases” most of an existing text to make a poem out of what remains. I created these at a workshop run by the Redmond Association of Spokenword on 23 January 2018 at VALA Art Center in Redmond, Washington. Previously unpublished.






far below
the grove of trees
ants dying

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pause to wonder
work to take in hand
wages enough to travel
watch and wait
run to see Yosemite
uncharm the place
in the usual manner
prize great wonder

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light rain
I wonder
is a friend
climbing
in greater
weary weight