Who do you think you are?

30-something mother, wife, lawyer, writer, design junkie, craftaholic, cook

likes: clever tools, snazzy colors, working for justice, kid wrangling, Meyer lemons

dislikes: inefficiency, civil discovery, most shades of purple, Tori Amos

What? You want my life story?

My Shop


The Twitter

Recently in...

« Lena | Main

The Arrangement of Electrons in Atoms and Molecules

The in and out,
the heave and sigh--
we needn't choose our breathing
but have it chosen for us.

Nor are these electricities,
the shocks that join us as synapse,
born of a volunteer spirit.

No. Such a thing as love
is gypped
by a grammar that does not reflect

For all our choosing and doing,
decisions and deeds we record
in private registers of pride,
we are arrested
by the joy that chooses us,
that can predict our covalency.

In spite of all our willful blunders,
experimental chemistry,
the molecules of our own rude design
have failed their bonds
that this one might prevail.

References (2)

References allow you to track sources for this article, as well as articles that were written in response to this article.

Reader Comments

There are no comments for this journal entry. To create a new comment, use the form below.

PostPost a New Comment

Enter your information below to add a new comment.

My response is on my own website »
Author Email (optional):
Author URL (optional):
Some HTML allowed: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <code> <em> <i> <strike> <strong>