Bio Note: My poems have appeared on Escape Into Life, Verse Daily, and The Poet’s Café, as well as in nine collections. I manage three small presses on the Oregon coast in a town of more cows than people. Please visit me online at LanaAyers.com.
Physics is Silent
Atomic forces hold the universe of matter together, bond borne between protein and nuclei stronger than love which cannot be proven via rigorous methodical investigation. Meanwhile, wily electrons are attracted elsewhere, everywhere into covalent polar ionic rhythms, intermingle, share shells with other selves, flagrant in fidelity to the matter of their home nuclei. You, my dear, have a higher mind and I a lust for science. As time wears on this marriage, select atoms decay where weak nuclear forces infiltrate, and a certain stability is attained, faint photonic light and radioactive words merely the crossfire of physics and love.
©2021 Lana Hechtman Ayers
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