Avatar (A Blackout Poem)

This blackout poem was created from pages 186-187 of Jostein Gaarder’s Sophie’s World.

Avatar - Blackout Poem

I doubt very much that

the human body is a perfect machine.

Freedom does not happen in the body

it happens in the mind.

I decide to run,

to deny that there is a body.

Because even if I have the will

to rise above,

legs become weak

teeth fall out

the body ages.

I am deeply fascinated

by an illusion.

Human hands

muscles, nerves

veins and arteries

that can sometimes deceive

us into believing that

life is infinite.

Are you sitting comfortably?

You are going beforehand.