For today’s erasure prompt, below you will find my “new” poem “He”, an erasure poem of Billy Collins’ “Hell”, from Horoscopes for the Dead, Random House, New York, 2011.


I feel much worse ~
a grin, a dom, licking me,
in his bed.

The kids,
the queens, the singles ~
scars will cover.

I am the Inferno,
the tindr ~
citing lore.

I swallow us,


Today’s Product Poet poetry prompt is an erasure poem. An erasure poem first starts with an original poem or speech and the writer simply starts to erase letters and words to create a new piece of art.

Here is an example of my erasure poem of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s, “I Have A Dream.” My favorite part is the PDF showing the actual erasure…

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