Tuesday, May 1, 2007

identity


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?

imagine.
imaginary and real.
simple.
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.

i

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

still
i
am.

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
i
.

7 comments:

PSM said...

I really like this piece.

The Wizard of Odd said...

christ.

wanna know something weird?

http://rageagainsthefishbowl.blogspot.com/2005/12/my-muse-sits.html

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!

vinay

compos mentis said...

@wizard

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

@vinay

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

pratishtha said...

'i'nsane
'i'ntriguing
'i'ngenious