This Issue

March/April 2015

Three Erasure Poems

E. Kristin Anderson

Holding the GPS

 

On Monday 

I remember the toad
from a different well.

You laugh.  

 

          I walk all the turns:

This brutal city, for others, 

is busy.  Too often 

I do not have words.

 

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Source: The Art of Secrets by James Klise,
Algonquin Young Readers, 2014.

Series of Small Events

 

1.
My own occasions,

(momentarily poking

bits of paper) would appear.

 

2. 

On the grass, late one night,

a plastic toy soldier claimed to be

this dangerous fascination.

 

3.
I could not voice arson.

I listened and said nothing.

 

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Source: The Art of Secrets by James Klise, 
Algonquin Young Readers, 2014.

Mirror Village

 

My former coast:

always within view of watching eyes.

 

This experiment:

         fire, at this rate.

 

Without even pride,

every summer I cluster,

weirder than being down

in the spotlight.

 

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Source: The Art of Secrets by James Klise,
Algonquin Young Readers, 2014.
 

E. Kristin Anderson coedited the anthology Dear Teen Me. Her poetry has been published in magazines and anthologies worldwide, and she is the author of two chapbooks, A Jab of Deep Urgency and A Guide for the Practical Abductee. She is an online editor at Hunger Mountain and a contributing editor at the Found Poetry Review. Learn more at www.ekristinanderson.com and www.dearteenme.com

Text © 2015 by Emily Kristin Anderson. Image © mart/Shutterstock.com.