Phosphorus Unlocked

Phosphorus

L
ightning unleashes
phosphorus bringing
life into the light:
deoxy backbones
from schreibersite
in fulgurites and
meteorites
and a quintillion
lightning strikes,
sparking precursors
of replication under
rolling skies.

*[ WSB ].

What’s the Matter?

cern

I
n a magnetic field
vacuum shield conduit
arcing toward a spark;
firing bullets at bullets
coursing through icy wiring:
Hulk smash! Testing
the standard model cache,
divorcing forces and
parting particles, blowing
them apart spirographic,
parsing how particulates
particularly fit,
sifting through firework bits:
the matter of matter
matters.

*[ WSB ].

Black-Browed Babbler

babbler

B
lack-browed babbler
appears
after being missing
170 years.
Where was it hiding
all this time,
this little remnant
of dinosaurs?
From Asian forests,
surely it soared
from hidden canopies
when it was bored
of this momentous
game of hide ’n seek,
seeking to be “it”
for a change.
One wishes that
the Tasmanian tiger
would return too,
like okapi did before.
Welcome back songbird:
babble evermore.

*[ WSB ].

The Fence

Cow Fence_Theo Leconte

Modified: Photo | Theo Leconte

C
hlorophyll pasture
speckled with cow;
the early morning dew
part of me now—
the fence between us thin,
but real.
And then
the moisture and moment
fade into air.
The cattle turn away,
leaving me there
to face the day.

*[ WSB ].

Oatmeal

Oat

P
ut gummy works into the gutty works,
viscous porridge made of grain for horses;
dehusked for musculature steel-cut,
sticking to the ribs rolling in gallop:
a meal filled with milled meal. Oatmeal.

*[ WSB ].

Emily [the Brontë Stones poems]

q2l

She stands outside
A book in her hands
“Her name is Cathy”, she says
“I have carried her so far, so far
Along the unmarked road from our graves
I cannot reach this window
Open it, I pray.”
But his window is a door to a lonely world
That longs to play.
Ah Emily. Come in, come in and stay.

q2r

Kate Bush

Leibniz

leibniz

I
n addition to philosophy,
let us not forget
the calculus and binary
bequeathed by Leibniz,
who proposed a question
that keeps them guessing:
why is there something
rather than nothing ?

*[ WSB ].