Poetry by Jeff Green


The Nature of Things

by cricketjeff on September 25, 2010.  © Jeff Green, All rights reserved

The universe fizzes with forces
It’s teaming with leptons and quarks
A dinner with too many courses
Each cooked on primordial sparks
The strong force holds atoms together
The weak force then tears them apart
‘lectricity acts as a tether
A fact that’s at chemistry’s heart
But stranger than all of these theories
Some physicists like to propose
Their answer to childish queries
Is “gravity sucks and dark energy blows!”