The UK just passed new obscenity legislation, design to restrict sexual freedom, particularly women’s sexual expression. Read here and here for analysis (links contain descriptions of sex acts). The below erasure is a response, and is drawn from this blog on obscenity law. The poem references sex, but is not explicit. A plain text version follows the image.
THE FOLLOWING CONTENT IS ACCEPTABLE
Today marks the beginning
the crown, service the
Sing acceptable the
Fist is acceptable. Knuckle is
acceptable. Hands be acceptable as long.
It is acceptable to
acceptable even to mouth
Any form is acceptable.
It may accept it is formed as sex, is
enjoyed by art.
public. Be sure the question was
is acceptable, a
key in the
Thus art, story and text come.
transient and extreme to be.
Pain is acceptable, skin acceptable,
need acceptable, and injury too.
acceptable. Breath is acceptable.
There is this. The airways open.
This will depend on the surface, upon being.
Sound is acceptable,
Other is acceptable, is clear,
Power is unacceptable, since people have
a purpose. “Machines” are acceptable. The test
Song is acceptable, it is gentle.
Blood is acceptable.
acceptable. Rest acceptable. Sing
sing sing acceptable.
language is acceptable.
These lines should be