Trump Erasure Poetry

I just blogged about a webzine that is posting erasure poems created by removing words from Trump’s inaugural speech. 

Here’s mine.

PREPARE

citizens
transferring power
to rulers
the likes of which the world
     has never seen
American men and women
trapped in tombstones across the landscape
     flush with carnage

our country
disappeared
with only a decree
     of winning
     like never before

we will
eradicate
from the face of the Earth

our total allegiance
to patriotism
prejudice is unstoppable

There is no God
it cannot fail
national pride
will lift our divisions

Again.
Again.
Again.
Again.

And, Yes,
Again.