THROW

E. Kristin Anderson

 

As soon as you appear, run.

    Faster.

      Slide through

to fall,   touch,     keep.

Open your island

  for a final fire.

    Wait.

      Come.

 

      At their source,

they drop

  to the ground,

    sure that you

run.

 

Watch.         Fall.

 

Finally the high

                    stops

 

with his crushing punchline.

 

This is an erasure poem. Source material: “Batman: Return of the Joker.” Nintendo Power, Volume 31: December 1991, pages 16-17.

 

 

 

∘∘∘