This is the second in the on-going internal series of Controversys.

I am a writer who responds well to limits and rules (Too much submission? Perhaps). Sometimes, there are just too many words in the world. This poem says:

You may only use the words which appear in this particular column on this particular page.

After finding the poem, I cheated and grabbed a line I’d cut out (from the same page) and stuck it to the bottom. Just look at how you can almost document your own revision process in this way!

Consider this as you excavate a poem from a magazine column:

“images are just resonant words”
               —from The Ecology of Eden, by Evan Eisenberg.    

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