It took me about an hour to create this blackout poem. I used the Paint program. Another name for blackout poetry is erasure.
“Erasure is a form of found poetry or found object art created by erasing words from an existing text in prose or verse and framing the result on the page as a poem.” - Wikipedia, Erasure (artform)
I used the normal brush to draw around the specific words that I was not going to black out, the oil brush to black out large chunks of the words I wanted to black out and the air brush to black out the areas around the words I was not going to black out.
“The title is the first thing the reader sees or hears…The title forms the basis of the reader’s judgement…” - Tucker Max
The title of the poem is “boundaries”
blinding darkness with light,
running in place?
rivers rush to relieve