her lips were
said to him
About that night, about us
let’s not talk about it
I can’t hear a thing
A Blackout Poem is made from an existing piece of text (in this case a page from an old, already damaged, book), by picking words for the poem and blacking out all other words with a marker.
The poem has no relation with the original text.
The poet is limited by the words she happens to find in the text.