I Am

A poem about the many forms of a human through history

Bradley J Nordell
Oct 24 · 2 min read
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am the wilderness
animals in flight
hunters with spears
and blossoming evolutionary trees

I am the Frankensteinian leviathan
honking cars, televisions screens
pestilential electromagnetic seas
civilization’s virulent heart seize

I am the thinker
pyramids built with lyrical calloused hands
hearts weaved from hallowed
immortal virtuoso diagrams

I am the fire
flickering upon somnolent faces cold
chaos feeding with a licentious gaze
leaping silhouettes in Clotho’s eyes dazed

I am the finite
measurements yet staged
phantoms of a past yet lost
hope in beguiling paths yet crossed

I am the want
worldlines double inward coiled
clay tablets with equations scribbled
waiting to reunite the beast with man

I am the heart
beating mourning elegiac jazz
bellowing woeful harmony
of shackles, chains, and rebellious stands

I am the rise and the fall
stories inscribed in haunted house walls
myths told by nomadic dying stars
history etched in dirty headstones

I am the love
tender smiles of ringing bells sing
songs so magnanimous bring
ageless tales of resurrected dead to being

I am the truth
in dusty halls of castle’s reprieve
that wizard’s glass once murky
now sees.

© Bradley J Nordell 2020

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Bradley J Nordell

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Quantum physicist, science writer, explorer of the mind and philosophy, fiction writer, poetry, and creator of worlds. Find me on Twitter @bradleynordell

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Quantum physicist, science writer, explorer of the mind and philosophy, fiction writer, poetry, and creator of worlds. Find me on Twitter @bradleynordell

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