Thick black pen

I need a bigger marker.

I wasn’t fully prepared for International Newspaper Blackout Poetry Month (initiated and declared by leading word-scratcher Austin Kleon) but I’m diving in still. As part of National Poetry Month, Kleon is urging us to get our hands dirty and our pens busy.

In my first celebratory attempt, I got a bit zealous in my scratching. My lopped off letters and scattered words require some translation:

Shape the place

You are tethered
get away
shape the place
where crying arrived

Upset the dream
Days away, check the door
read, share, relate
know what it means
to have hope