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 Previously unpublished.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