Writing Prompt

Mia Hug + How 2 Erasure Poem

Erasure poetry is super-easy and really fun to do! I find it helps when I have writer’s block because the words are already there, I just need to make them something new.

In the Middle of a  Hug

by Cathy Casper
erased by Arisetotrash

just now a halo hugs the moon,
and the earth hugs the moon to her side
the mountains hug the mesas holding them close to the river
while the mesa hugs the valley close about the town
and the deer who can’t hug, touch muzzles
chickadees hug plum tree
branches between their tiny feet
as you will hug me when I open the door
of all the ways to hold close, I treasure this four-armed hug
but when you go, and hugs turn into waves, we need not feel alone
the moon
k [.]nows [T]that the Earth will hold her forever in their turning
so, hold this
aware [,] ness in your heart
we are
always in the middle of a hug

This is what In the Middle of a Hug became after I remove what I erased. For my youngest cousin:


Just a hug, and the earth hugs her back.
That Earth forever aware,
always in the middle of a hug.


Write Tactics 3

Written Self Portrait.

Discover yourself using a stream of consciousness.
Write without stopping.
Change it up as you go, or wait until you finish and tweak it.
→ It can feel pretty meditative if you do it on paper… you might learn a few things about yourself.


BlabberSamm and the Bricolage of D00M or, how I try to figure myself out [a self portrait]

Recently, I’ve been all over the map & I like it that way.
I am juxtaposed
up your nose.


Write Tactics 2

Choose a person.

somebody that you know//        would like to know//
have trouble remembering


recall a scenario with them in it, Or, make something up!

Sometimes, when I meet somebody new and I want to remember their name or something they said/did i write about them.
The story can be real, or it can be absolutely bizarre.
I like when the story is fiction, but still believable based on the character’s real traits.


don’t fear the laws of language.
Write your own words.
let them flow from brain to pen or take your time and choose them sparingly
|| Whatever you do –JUST WRITE||
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Write Tactics 1

Choose an

Listen While free-writing.

Write your own words.
let them flow from brain to pen or take your time and choose them sparingly
|| Whatever you do, JUST WRITE!!!

As you hear  /words phrases sounds/   that   /inspire tickle amuse/  you……

Get clever.

copy them into your work
+ find a way to mark which words are your own.


don’t fear the laws of language.

Play with punc

tuation. line break sand
 an example
I used caps.
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