Wednesday, January 14, 2009
An ion who once held my bond
accelerated far beyond.
As my potential stayed at ground,
she cyclotronned around and round.
After an eternity,
this proton has returned to me.
Why so long? Lorentz contraction?
Or just diffraction and distraction?
Regardless, I'm excited to embrace
her positively charged-up space.
But it seems that she attracts a crowd:
her head's in an electron cloud.
Miss NUCLEUS is hard to see
when swimming in her electron sea.
As leptons leap around the belle,
I can't break through the outer Shel.
Yes, I am bondless, gassy, noble.
Interactions make me mobile.
My charge repulsion, to be frank,
is so large I'd rather walk the Planck.
I know her spacetime line is steep,
with state transitions she must keep.
But just a quantum of her time
to pair up with her friend in rhyme?