The POTW: Verse Til It Hurts


POTW #812
(Week of 2 September, 2012)

What's this? The Poem of the Week is a day early? But... but... that's just WRONG!

Just So

Eternally arranging atoms
Into neat repeating patterns
Sleek relentless geometric shapes

Simple grids and carbon rings
Fancy double helix strings
Every mote exactly in its place

By aesthetics cool and rigid
Motivated and imprisoned
Madness and creative force are cousins

Chemistry would seem to be
Proof that God has OCD
...But humans show convincingly he doesn't

Copyright © 2012 by Dave Grossman

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