Poetry performance. The artist, who is blind, invites us to spend a few minutes savoring the aural texture of words. The poem puns on blindsided, as metaphor and allegory. Produced under conditions of lockdown during the COVID pandemic, the artist attempts to cross a deserted campus and reflects on the ironies of a multiply “blind” world descending into darkness, seemingly without warning: “Did we in the US just find ourselves with the highest number of deaths from the Pandemic? Are we really blindsided or were warnings written on the walls?” Mario Nolasco is a re-entry, first generation, low income, blind Filipino student of English, South Asian Studies and Ethnic Studies at UC Berkeley.