Physicists forge forward,
white coats flapping
like Messianic messengers’ wings
as they fly urgently around corners
racing to dine on Science,
masticating fact,
slurping maths,
spewing heretical pips and chips of maverick bone
into the spittoon of fools and false magic.
Caught within the limitations of scientific instruments,
they gloss over the cracks of universe and you,
yet still
insoluble mysteries seep through.


Word of the Day Challenge: Gloss

©Jane Paterson Basil

6 thoughts on “Mysteries

    1. Science is an endless nest of Russian dolls. You begin inside the smallest one and when you figure out that stones can be used as tools you smash your way through. Then you discover the secret of fire, so you burn through the next one, and so it goes on until you learn how to split the atom, not realising it will blow you to smithereens.

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  1. This is so cool! My friend is an engineer but loves talking about physics and life’s mysteries. This captures so well the essence of our conversations — how we discover so much but there is so much more we don’t know.

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