Ask I: “Would it be better to expand?”

Q: I have a body. I guess. It’s too tight. Would it be better to expand?

A: Typically, you should accommodate your body.

Cut down a pear well aware of your apple.

Present other challenges to complicate.

Fix ruin.

Buy two sizes of arm.

Stretch the arm that can’t be recut.

Return the arm you don’t want.

One figure is a variation of a line.

Keep tape handy and watch it.

Cut through the torso – up or down – surely.

Our bodies are a map.

Still need.

A mode of perfect is best.

Plan on a least half.

A difficult jacket could be good pants.

Avoid the egg heap.

Top crop, eat in!


blackout composition, source: “Ask Teri,”, Teri Again, The Wall Street Journal, 9/25/14.

in situ, below…

erasure poem

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