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Poem
Digital dust
  1. Johann A R Roduit
  1. Institute of Biomedical Ethics and History of Medicine, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
  1. Correspondence to Dr Johann A R Roduit, Institute of Biomedical Ethics and History of Medicine, University of Zurich, 8006 Zurich, Switzerland; johann.roduit{at}ethik.uzh.ch

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A creature of clay. I am

Shattered so easily.

Delicate dust,

Facing Pompeii's destiny.

A man of steel. I desire

An artificial heart.

Simulated soul,

Chasing the philosopher’s stone.

A ghost in a shell. I become

Deprived of my flesh.

Digital dust,

Dissolving under Icarus’ sun.

A creature of steel. I remain

Fragile undoubtedly.

Digital death,

Hoping for the Potter’s breath.

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  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.

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