Written for:  dVerse Poets Pub – Let’s Get Elemental!  (posed by sarahsouthwest)
“For Christmas this year, my son received a copy of Periodic Tales by Hugh Aldersley-Williams. It’s a book of stories about the different elements of the periodic table. I thought it might be fun to write some poems inspired by elements, and that’s what I want you to do tonight. You don’t need to have any knowledge of science to do this – we rub up against the elements every day.”


We are being reconstructed
with the use of titanium.
Any element that will
not corrode in water,
will hopefully be
of a strength to replace
a hip, knee, hand. In years
to come all people will have
titanium parts that can never
be destroyed–a bionic race.
Just another race to lodge
prejudice against.


About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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16 Responses to Ti

  1. Ah, and won’t the archeologists have a field day with their trowels.


  2. this gave me goosebumps!


  3. A cyborg future! Yes, the archaeology will be interesting…but I love the idea that we are gradually transforming ourselves into something other.


  4. The best part of titanium is its compatibility to bone…


  5. Beverly Crawford says:

    Gold in our teeth, titanium in our joints! We are all truly becoming elemental.


  6. Grace says:

    I believe and we will be super-human in the coming years. If this helps others, than I am all for it.


  7. msjadeli says:

    Anime and sci fi have their fair share of plots involving prejudice against manufactured artificial intelligence. Cloud Atlas has a good segment on it. There must be a human gene that mandates an “us” vs. “them.”


  8. Sabio Lantz says:

    LOL, I wonder what the bigotry will be against titanium folks, or again the few non-titanium non-bionics. Us vs Them keeps us safe, AND kills us. Sad


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