The Big Pushback

“The Big Pushback”

an Erasure poem adapted from an Associated Press article by Ramit Plushnick-Masti

Oil has lived
with cattle
across the Texas landscape
nurtured by
pipelines snaking through
the ground

It has snatched land
most egregious
like an arrogant foreigner,
unworthy

“We’ve fought wars for it.”

condemning land is not
unusual

A 78-year old
great-grandmother
whose late husband worked in oil
spent a night in jail after tres-
passing on her 425-acre farm

cleanup is still incomplete.

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About Alethea Kehas

I am a writer, poet, energy healer, intuitive counselor, and owner of Inner Truth Healing.
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2 Responses to The Big Pushback

  1. Cool! Sometime you’ll have to teach me about creating erasure poems. 😉 Jeanette

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    • You never took Rebecca’s workshop? They are so much fun to do. Basically you take a marker and black-out words in an existing piece of text until you get to a poem. How are you doing?!

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