2019 Poetry Marathon, Hour Twelve: We forged on…

My Hour 12 poem—and that’s a wrap. The prompt was to do an erasure poem, so I went to the photograph I’d taken a few weeks back of p. 143 from Cosey Fanni Tutti’s art sex music (Faber & Faber, 2017):

p. 143 from art sex music by Cosey Fanni Tutti, showing the parts blacked out to create this erasure poem

We forged on—
artists, poets and musicians

He was wild
dangerous and uncompromising

I was stuck at a local factory
for quite a while

I’d been practising
and felt pretty good about my organ

It was coming along
for an arduous journey

I loved fun

Any hitches were
never a problem

He’d just smile
and use

(22 June 2019)


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