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 Previously unpublished.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


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


light rain

I wonder

is a friend


in greater

weary weight