What is a Particle?

WaterDrop

Constantly in flux
quantum field excitation:
fundamental particle.

At least as many fields
as there are particles
in the standard model.

Its particular field,
each particle propagates.
Field interaction:

energy exchange results
in particle creation
and annihilation.

The math of reality;
at least, in part[icle];
fielding tentative waves

of quantum evidence—
peaks that collapse
when peeked at   .

*[ WSB ].