Posted tagged ‘what we don’t talk enough about.’

IN(n)ATE – Erasure Poem

November 29, 2012

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IN(n)ATE

A child is the father
executed, the registrar
of the form, deed recorded, putative
added chapter, filed
genetic marker
openly
and notoriously obligating
support, and, in
a (b)(r)(ief) absence,
kind letters.

(From New York Estates, Powers and Trusts Law, Section 4-12.)

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Here’s my attempt at an “erasure poem” for the dVerse Poets Pub prompt by Anna Montgomery.  This one, kind of quick, is based upon a section of the New York legal code. My sense is that this is not a copyright violation (though perhaps not the best poetry.)