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Poem: "I, Schrodinger" - The Wordsmith's Forge
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Poem: "I, Schrodinger"
This poem came out of the July 7, 2009 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by a prompt from siliconshaman and chosen in the generally sponsored poetry poll. siliconshaman wondered how an augmented cat would view humans. Apparently, about the same as an ordinary cat. The name of the cat refers to a famous quantum experiment, Schrodinger's Cat.


I, Schrodinger


I am tabby, distant kin of the ounce.
Though scientists made me to be their tool,
I am no leaf in some genetic pool.
They are the ones, someday, I shall denounce.
My whiskers arch; I tense; at last I pounce!
The mouse I catch is plastic, smooth and cool.
It gives me pleasure. Don’t call me a fool.
I know myself – a self – and that’s what counts.

Come feed me, scientist! Come clean my mess!
Then let me return to my avatar.
(The stealthy hunter leaves a false address.)
Across these screens, I roam where mountains are,
Gray tabby descended of ounce, oh yes –
Descended, perhaps, not so very far.

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jolantru From: jolantru Date: July 10th, 2009 03:20 am (UTC) (Link)
I have a weakness for tabby cats. :)

Nice work. ;)
ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: July 10th, 2009 03:43 am (UTC) (Link)

Thank you!

I like cats too. Tabbies tend to be good hunters.
janetmiles From: janetmiles Date: July 10th, 2009 03:20 am (UTC) (Link)
Very cool.
ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: July 10th, 2009 03:44 am (UTC) (Link)

Thank you!

I'm glad you liked this one.
xjenavivex From: xjenavivex Date: July 10th, 2009 04:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
I love this. Great topic.
ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: July 10th, 2009 10:26 pm (UTC) (Link)

Thank you!

With the cyberpunk, I wanted to stretch myself and write about something that isn't my usual fare.

With the augmented cat ... well, he's still a cat, and that's how he views the world.
xjenavivex From: xjenavivex Date: July 10th, 2009 11:29 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Thank you!

You did a fabulous job. His feline self comes through to be sure.
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