On the Role of the Atom

A tiny object, maybe a
tinier orbit, maybe a totally
other model about things of
matter: a treatise of maybe.

        ~ ~ ~

And then: on mountains acrobats
teetered or made attempts, trials,
offences more appropriate to other
makers, angels, trinities—obsolete mysteries.

        ~ ~ ~

Assimilation: those orbitals make attraction
tighten or meander. Angstroms: the
odd measure, asking these oscillations’
momentum. Armament: the omnipotent method.

        ~ ~ ~

At that one moment, after
testing offers meaning, advance two
other machines. Airdrop them over
modernity. And then, only more.
 
 
 

Anna Leahy's book Constituents of Matter won the Wick Poetry Prize. She teaches in the MFA and BFA programs at Chapman University, were she curates the Tabula Poetica reading series and edits the journal TAB. She co-writes Lofty Ambitions blog at http://loftyambitions.wordpress.com. The two poems in Tinderbox Poetry Review were written during a residency at the Dorland Mountain Arts Colony.