Erasures are great when you’ve got catching up to do, but I certainly don’t think of the method as a cop-out; it can be an art form, and it definitely takes a measure of attention. I tried my hand at a few during last year’s project, and I feel a draw to return to it – admittedly, largely because I’m a bit behind on my poem count, but it’s also a lot of fun!
Number twenty-two comes from Oedipus Rex:
my words keep
words on the wind.