Erik Fuhrer

sea-wood stumps

(an erasure of T.S. Eliot’s “A Game of Chess” from The Waste Land)

 

 

drowned

fattening

sea-wood

stumps

hushing

savagely

 

rats lost nothing

 

I

                  a lidless knock

some teeth

antique

pills

I’ve never been the same

 

 

 

demotic chatter

(an erasure of T.S. Eliot’s “The Fire Sermon” from The Waste Land)

 

 

 testimony of the departed

bones

chuckle

              through

                            the belly

round my father’s death

rats’ motors

city document

demotic throbbing

homeward chatter

sweats with heavy

dogs

burning

 

 

afterlife

(an erasure of T.S. Eliot’s “Death by Water” from The Waste Land)

 

 

 

the dead cry

of bones

whispers

             the whirlpool

turn handsome and tall

Erik Fuhrer holds a MFA from the University of Notre Dame and an MLITT in Modernities from the University of Glasgow. His work has been published, or is forthcoming, in BlazeVox, Crab Fat Magazine, Noble/Gas Qrtrly, Dream Pop Press, Crack the Spine, and various other venues.

© 2018 Colin Herd and all the individual poets

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