Erasure poetry is not as easy as it would seem.. If I try too hard to make meaning or resist erasing words it becomes a struggle. I find it hard to concentrate on the changes as I get involved in the original content... like getting caught in the wrong track. It's an effort reading two things at the same time.
I use these like warm ups ..or textual doodling. They can take weeks or hours . It becomes a a game. I impose rules such as trying not to have words too close together or by choosing an obscure piece of text -just to see if I can make something out of nothing. Less it definitely more.
I'm following my bliss.