Of machine and human 


the silent wave

There was a time, over half my life ago, that I wanted to be machine. Not a machine, necessarily, but Machine. Interacting–or my meager attempts to–with the people around me sent me the undeniable message that I did not belong amongst humans.

Not having known that there were others out there who are similar, I simply felt as though I were standing on the edge of an island, or perhaps the moon, looking out into an eternal abyss. There was Them, and there was Me. I didn’t belong with Them–that much I knew.

Given that the people around me were my only known examples of humanity, and given the fact that I felt alienated from them, I used deductive reasoning to calculate that I would be better off as Non-Human. The antithesis of human was Machine. Therefore, that must be my answer.

Yet, I had many traits of being human…

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About Jonathan Caswell

Mr. Caswell has been composing poetry at least since High School. He has been on WORD PRESS for ten years and contributes to two other blogs beside this one. This blog has a Christian emphasis but all bloggers are welcome. Mr. Caswell chooses to---with permission--re[post material of interest

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