E. Kristin Anderson


                  Bigger than ever,

ruins expanded,       an emergency

growing a galaxy in late accomplishments.


You turn, point, seek out the dark.

She begins, rolling,



Boots double through clouds, cutting hits.


With a jolt, you defy barriers, wave the air,

the ground.                 Send out three;

              you solid blast.





This is an erasure poem. Source material: “Metroid II: Return of Samus” by The Editors. Nintendo Power, Volume 31: December 1991, pages 52-53.