Thursday, May 14, 2009

Bedtime stories


Come sit, my love, and tell another bedtime story.
Tell of famous scientists or inner workings of machinery.

How about the story of Marie Curie?
I like best when you mime her
grabbing glowing rocks with naked hands,
throwing up this new find in my face
and crying, "HAVE SOME RADIUM!"

Recount her tragic end: betrayed by that she loved
and all her notes and furnishings encased in lead
like maidens locked in towers.

2 comments:

Dorkmaster Flek said...

Hahahaha, I love that story. "Check it out honey! I discovered radiation!"

Shannon Teresa said...

off names carved in my bones
names that wait for tombstones

(keep this line and use it for a piece you're workin to publish)