Erasure Art: Domestic Experiences (poem)

Erasure art is where you find an old page from a book, and you cross out words selectively, until you are (hopefully) left with a poem.

Here’s one I attempted this evening. The chapter title of the page that it was from actually seemed like the best title for the poem:



he never
dared to laugh

the finishing stroke
of her hands
an anxious eye

after a long day’s work,
a chaotic house,
an empty table,

and a cross

for one unlucky word.



Domestic Experiences scan

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