My blackout poem was an attempt to look at individuality, while seeing people as a kind of energy. I wanted the reader to contemplate how they play into life. The book does well to show how people change others through life and death, and that influence was something that I hoped to show. While not directly stated, I feel this poem resembles humans and their effects on the world. The light is humanity, bringing meaning to the vast emptiness they are introduced to. But ultimately the emptiness always wins, which is why the darkness is much more pro-dominant in the image.