Poetry: Sick or Dead

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(I created the following blackout poem from a random excerpt of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain)

Sick or Dead

What to do if a body
is sick or dead:

black crayons
black dress
black shovel
black veil
black tape
black slippers
black bird
black sealing wax
black hole

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Poetry: Nightlights

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I got a new blackout poetry journal that uses classic literature to inspire new works of poetry. This first one is my attempt at making original poetry from a random page of J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan:

Nightlights

My love,
were not all natural
dreams forgotten?

The skeleton
crawled about the floor,
rattled up the chimney,
and bathed her hand in sleep.

Nightlights pulsed
while strange children
found new mothers
in the faces of the night.

Once all were safe
her fears sat down
by the quickening fire,
warming the nursery.