Late Enrollment

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 Late Enrollment.

About the Black Out poem Late Enrollment

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.

The plan to use Medicare & You 2023 is my biggest challenge. The text is so dry and repetitive. I find it difficult to draw meaningful words from this dry 131-page pamphlet. I now understand why people in this country can’t understand their healthcare policies.

Late Enrollment

How much more
Late Penalty?
The cost depends on
The number.
Months that you
Went without
Final amount is rounded to
The nearest 
Monthly premium

May increase each year
The plan will tell you
If you owe
Example
Initial period
That ended
Without creditable coverage

In addition
Late enrollment
Recalculated
New monthly premium
Always rounded

What if I don’t agree with
Your drug plan?
A letter stating
Disagree with penalty
You can request a review.
You can provide proof
Supports your case
Need help
Call your plan.


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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