Erasure (and other oppressions)

This poem is an erasure, written as an exercise on political poetry for a class, and built by selecting words from two published responses (from organizations opposed to same-sex marriage) to the historic vote in Ireland on 22 May 2015. You can see the process I used in this Google Doc.

Erasure (and other oppressions)

That victory in Ireland

Yes

If that vote should be reality
In the US
And around Europe
Would the result
Be similar?

Yes

And around the world?

No
Not now
18 countries now
But we embolden
Africans and Muslims as well

What tragic hatred
Harassment
And homophobia
Marked this passage
Abandonment
By the community
We were rejected
But
We are counted

Yes

They said our union
Was gay ‘marriage’
But this woman
Is a very
Handsome woman

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