Our prompt for today (optional, as always) is an old favorite – the erasure! This involves taking a pre-existing text and blacking out or erasing words, while leaving the placement of the remaining words intact.
Moments go by
that I had held
I stand so still
Moby Dick — erasure
Determined Energy and vigor should quickly sort HOW though it never could among many random inquiries know the origin of the now ancient over looked ship for us
you may in square box take rare old seasoned weather and calm of complexion darkened alike venerable masts somewhere where original ones stood like spines of kings worn like flag-stone
Antiquities pertaining to grotesqueness and a quaintness carved like barbaric emperor of polished ivory of trophies with sharp old blocks of deftly Scorning mass of hereditary. The helmsman steered by a tempest, holds back fiery noble melancholy! all noble things look about for authority to propose self as candidate of rather temporary conical slabs of limber bone