Tagged: lab

i made you say i

i made you say i
love you
so
i wouldn’t have to
guess. when i feed it
to the spectrometer
tonight, we will be
able to analyze
purity versus
pressure, measure the
intensity of each peak.
for this, the organic
chemistry lab was
worth the pretty penny
.
20170225:0108
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you are slightly late,

you are slightly late,
i am slightly early –
somewhere
on a floor just
above us, over
the hum of two
fluorescent bulbs,
someone is plotting
these data points
across multiple
axes
, sipping the last
of Tuesday’s
coffee, closing the
folder on why
we never meet –
the sudden draft
is mesmerizing
.
20140408:2239
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20100124post-sunday.reading

i love you in controlled

i love you in controlled
settings, where some
elements remain solid in
solution while others
dissolve to saturation.
we never measure
allegiance through return
on investment, but on
a chemical level, our
bonds vibrate under
the refracted light
passing through
the fishbowl
.
20130928:2314
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the moon has

the moon has
slipped into her
lab coat to conduct
a dissection of
last night’s shadows.
dawn approaches
with inconclusive
results – the
recurrent coming
together of so
much friction
is unprecedented
.
20130120:0859
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at fifteen thousand

at fifteen thousand
rpm, our love separates
into identifiable phases.
starting with the heaviest
memories, we can
extract one or two
samples to be
processed for that
magical unknown.
it is a shame
that what remains
afloat, and likely to be
discarded, are several
years of aimless kisses
.
20130107:2255
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it takes a certain

it takes a certain
kind of chemistry to make
things so delicate

between us – i was never
one to emit visible

light when excited –
given our ionizing
natures, it will take

more than an old flame test to
identify these unknowns
.
20121219:0813
y

death

death
has not evolved
in any way that may
be useful to the
living. one does not
remember the feeling
of death
like one remembers
hot glass looks
like cold glass

or do not wear
open-toed shoes
and
report all
chemical spills
immediately
. for some
reason, one does not
forget the weight
of overlooking these
warnings the way
one forgets
how death
burns, cold and hot,
irrespective of distance,
seeking no
acknowledgement
.
20100306:1822
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