This newspaper blackout poem is inspired by one of my favorite fiction books, The Meaning of Night.
And I think I only realize this fact after making this poem. I was rushing to get something out before the deadline I set for myself every day and my mind pulled from the easiest source of inspiration — fiction that has made a powerful impression on me — without me really knowing.
A good reminder to all in the age of get rich quick and self help nonfiction: read more fiction. It will help you in strange ways.