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A Poem by RobertRonnow

Author: RobertRonnow
Created: November 14, 2015 at 05:35 pm
Upload Type: Poem, G (All)  
Category: Free Verse | Writing | General/Other
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Electron Herders  

Electron herders,
that's us. It began
earnestly late 20th century.
The first organic computers
using polymerase and ADP
came later. Weaponry
via numbers, words
magically appearing,
telepathy. Measurements
in which the last significant digit
is the Other. However
immediately depleted
our resources were,
antibiotics were always at the ready.
Forgetting what we knew,
reverting to austerity
because in times of prosperity
we forgot to be austere.
It's the uncertainty principle
taken to the nth degree
where the bad god resides,
Zeus, passionate, confused, obtuse.
Yes, we are electron herders
matter gatherers and shapers
of our time. Cancerous
cysts, irrational exuberance,
collective experience, experiments
gone well or wrong,
we were trying all along
to last forever. Flood and fire
saw to that.
Prospero was our answer
to this. Who threw his book
into the sea and wanted to be
mortal, meditative.
Find himself. We found
the world without the self
cornus to oxalis
orbitals and calculus
waves and particles
equally likely to be
within us as without us.

Last Modified: February 01, 2016 at 06:58 pm
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February 01, 2016
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Amazing times we live in, eh? I love this poem, how intelligent it is. Despite the use of such scientific phrasing, this is still a magnificent piece of art. They take nothing away, in fact they serve to add to and make this poem whole and unique. I've always had a soft spot for blending science with creativity in writing. As for the meaning, I take from this a statement of technology outpacing humanity's capacity to handle it. Using it without fully comprehending it. For all of our knowledge, we still have so much to learn. Just my two cents. Whether I'm right or wrong and I have no idea what I'm talking about, I LOVE IT!!

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