Some Extra Benefits

As we approach the end of 2022, I decided to add a twist to my Black Out Poems. I plan to take a dry insurance manual I received in the mail and attempt to create something interesting in the repetitive jargon this books often contain. The author. is unknown, so I’m not sure who to credit I imagine the writer as some anonymous desk jockey employed by the agency. I plan to play with these words and make them into something interesting using free verse. This challenge should step things up in my adventure with black-out poetry. This poem I created from my rescued book is titled, Some Extra Benefits.

About the Black Out poem Some Extra Benefits

Poet takes a black marker and redacts words until a poem is formed. It is important to note the text and redacted words form a visual poem.

Method to use

1. Identify source text. The source can be a newspaper, a book page, or written text.

2. Draw a box around keywords or phrases.

3. Make Connections between boxes. (This is optional.)

4. Color the rest with a marker. You can use any color. The most common color used is black.

Some Extra Benefits

Plans
Some extra benefits
Things
Like fitness
Vision
Even more benefits
For example
Offer coverage
Promote
Your health
Wellness
Any limitations
Also tailor packages
Specific conditions
Wait
Join the plan
You’ll need to
Take charge of your
Health
Limitations may apply
Must follow rules
A fixed amount
However
Plan can change
Have different rules
Need a referral
Non-emergency
Must notify you
Remember
You have the option
Or switch
Any time
If this happens
Choose a new
Network of providers
Must still give you
A good faith effort
Also help you
To continue
Read your notices
If you aren’t satisfied
Anywhere in the U.S,




Who is Molly Shea?

Molly Shea is an accomplished fictional short story writer from Indiana who writes short stories and novels about a fictional town called Tecumseh.  To read more of her short stories and adventures, click here.

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