variations (day 1)

the finished shall be free
and shall finish

a letter
is formed
the name
shall be rolled
the rolled shall appear
all times
all parts
all reasonable facilities
All tests
rejected

for the bolts
for the nuts
the quenching medium
rolled
to follow
to determine
any other
taken
beneath

check
up to yield
by the drop
cold through
to the
cracking outside
the
end shall be of a form

One tension and one bend
less specified
by scribe scratches marked
allowed
the
two
two
requirements
the dimensions
neatly formed
firmly joined to the body

sharp and true

the finish shall be free
and shall finish

 
 
 

prompt: from Patrick William‘s prompt, which took me to a clever prompt generator which asked me to make an erasure poem from the next five pages of the source below – a standards manual about steel products. my section spanned two materials to test, hence the repeated start and end. no words, punctuation or capitalization were added and the order is as it appears on the page.

source: American Society for Testing Materials. (1916). A.S.T.M. standards. Philadelphia, Pa.: American Society for Testing Materials.

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