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Erik Fuhrer


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                                                                                fatal you said
              YOU        cold and oaken                                              that shaking
                                                                                                                    that blood
awakened the doves and crossed the river
       emaciated        folding in half                                          

OVER AND OVER AND

YOU        dust  bone   

                                      dirge of angels          humming watch
          
YOU        white star eyes

   

YOU        by the river
    
thin and thinning

YOU YOU…






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                                         oaken                                              
                                                                                                                          blood
awakened the 
       emaciated                        half                                          

OVER AND OVER AND

                         bone   

                                      dirge of                 humming
          
           white

   

                  river
    





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                                         oaken                                              
                                                                                                                          blood
awakened 
       emaciated                                                                



                           

                                                               humming
          
           


I took out your death certificate to create an erasure poem I thought poeticizing this perfunctory document would transform the official into the personal but instead it felt like I was blotting you out erasing the only evidence left of your death * I took out your death to create a poem this perfunctory document blotting out your death * I death to create this blotting death



Erik Fuhrer holds an MFA from the University of Notre Dame. His work has appeared in BlazeVox, Dream Pop Press, Crab Fat Magazine, Noble/Gas Qtrly, Eratio, Otoliths, and various other venues. He currently lives in Indiana with his wife.
 
 
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