Simulation – Megha Sood

This poem has been inspired by quotes from Elon Musk, who believes that there might be a possibility that we are living in a simulated world.

“Emotions – Happiness, anger, jealousy… is the mind experiencing “presence” in our holographic existence.”

― Clyde DeSouza, Memories With Maya

They say deep down inside 

we all are built of shapes

just pure shapes, 

not mass or matter

a simulation of some sorts;

our holographic existence

this world is built upon


We are just random shapes 

dancing and roaming:

around in this infinity

Our voices bouncing around

echoing till we are lost for eternity


My fingers are tracing your shape

an illusion; 

trying to give you an identity

An amorous feeling 

rising from the deep within

It is just a reflection, a projection 

of some sort of twisted reality


If there is no mass or matter

and we are just random shapes

why not shape our voices

our cacophony,

this deafening sound into a beautiful 

long-lasting symphony


A beautiful creation 

which hangs between the limbo

of dreams and reality

giving voices to our crestfallen soul 

and our make-believe identity



Megha Sood lives in Jersey City, New Jersey, USA. She is an Assistant Poetry Editor at Ariel Chart and Mookychick. Over 350+ works in journals including FIVE:2: ONE, KOAN, Kissing Dynamite, Dime show review, etc. and works featured in 38 other print anthologies by the US, UK, Australian, and Canadian Press. Two-time State-level winner of the NJ Poetry Contest 2018/2019. National level Poetry Finalist in Poetry Matters Prize 2019, Shortlisted in Pangolin Poetry Prize 2019 and in Adelaide Literary Awards 2019. Works selected numerous times in Jersey City Genre Nights and Department of Cultural Affairs. She blogs at and tweets at @meghasood16. 

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