Tell-Tale Heart Erasure Poem 3/5


The Wind Crossing the Floor

You, the spider
gazed upon a dull old man’s face

directed by instinct
my heart kept still

told me to refrain
(I thought)


Erasure Poem made from Poe’s “The Tell-Tale Heart.” One poem per page from The Essential Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe (Barnes & Noble, 2004)