Tuesday, May 1, 2007


who am i?

line and dot
dot and line
on the dotted line i sign, i

i am he as you are he as you are me and we are all together

i is my identity
have i an identity?
i have no roots
i have two roots

i think, therefore i am.
i imagine i am imaginary.

are you real?

imaginary and real.
together we are complex.
together we are complete

but not whole

for then, i have naught, a hole
and no negatives
but i can be negative
i squared is negative
i am positive i am negative

so i am Z
the end
and the beginning
the all, the nothing, the infinite,
increasing infinitely in infinitesimal increments i tends to infinity.
and beyond.


who am i?
i don’t know.
do you?

i do
i does
i must do.
i make do with what i have.
i must make do with i

i am limitless, ceaseless, timeless
i am black, i am white, i am grey,
i fight, eye sight, i bite… i might
i write
i writhe

i right
i wrong

so i left


i am the little straight line with a dot on top.
i am the square root of negative one.
i am me.
but mostly, i am


PSM said...

I really like this piece.

The Wizard of Odd said...


wanna know something weird?


we sharing too many cells. heh.

vinay said...

i go insane
i know that i go insane
i know
i dont go insane!
coz i know i go insane

that piece just drove me crazy! awesome!


compos mentis said...


Effing 'ell! :D A tad freakish that isnt it?


Insane is the only way to be. Indulge in it, yi say, yindulge.

ramya said...

"i" am complex indeed.

i eat
i drink
i sleep
i live complex
i <=> complex !
(atleast for next 3 years :P)

I first heard it when Amrut recited the piece for elocution.

Now I read it again and again.It really made me think and and to some extent realize the complexities associated with identity. Wonderful piece indeed. I really enjoyed it :)

ramya said...

P.S: two extra ands
i and mistake go hand in hand :P

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