I got this book as a birthday gift from my friend, and literally devoured it in one day!

This was my first experience with black out poetry -something that I've been intrigued by for a while now- and I can't say I'm disappointed.

I comb through my memories

with more care than I do my hair.

I'm told the key is to preserve the root.

Still, I have difficulty remembering things

I recall second natures in partials,

never wholes.

the concept of this book is so cool, as the cover suggests; it has two sides and each has 50 tracks.

Side A has the poems, and side B has the black out version of the same poems.

I flip through photo albums

and see my likeness in someone

I can't manage to recognize anymore,

even when I squint.

She shares my fingerprints.

They tell me it's me.

This was a great book to introduce myself to black out poetry and now I cannot wait to make some of my own.

★★★☆☆ 3.5 /5 Stars !


Published by Kawther Ghassrah