stories & poems

Particle Theory

If, through a rip, 

I could enter you-

occupy your space, 

breathe your air,

climb inside your molecules, 

pull them apart an atom at a time,

sweep away the crackling static of electrons,

pierce your nucleusโ€™ electric skin,

pry proton from neutron like segments of an orange,

slip between your subatomic strings-

my hypothesis would be proven:

expect 

space

distance

no

energy to wave

goodbye.


-Mark J. Royse
Site Collection, 1999