More Splintered Than Common Sense

April 9, 2011

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.A particle accelerator in the US has shown compelling hints of a never-before-seen particle, researchers say.  –BBC 4/7/2011, via 3 Quarks daily
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Having heard hints
of a never-before-seen particle
my day becomes new
the blue day is further fractured

What were small thoughts become
more pint-sized then the nonsense
of politicians: smaller even
than the bits of stained tile mosaic
under my feet beneath
a urinal

But I’m disappointed. I’m told
this is not the much-sought-after
Higgs boson that I’ve been chasing
my whole life, looking for it between
the pillows of my couch where I
often find keys and nickels or dimes.
Hope surged when I heard the news
but now, again, life seems to be shy
of something elemental, and yet my
tomatoes have just perked green
in several of my potting flats
their petite leaves pulling-in 
light

Disappointment aside, scientists say
this hinted-at particle could be a
new force of nature, beyond sex perhaps;
maybe greater than greed. Who knows
what new element of nature they’ve
found hinted-at in their accelerator
in unexpected bumps in jets
of colliding particles which they
note while sipping Starbucks
as the white dust of a sugared torus
settles upon the lapels of their lab coats
and the macro-world simultaneously
fragments with the micro
into something even more splintered
than common sense

by Jim Culleny, 4/9/2011

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