Writing Submission: Clarissa Keen’s Radiation

Remaining true to her love of chemistry and her love of writing, contributor Clarissa Keen is a scientist by day and a poet by night. Keen cleverly mixes the two in her poem Radiation, which makes even the most scientific language pretty.

Radiation

Photo by Clarissa Keen
Photo by Clarissa Keen

The breath of the water creates atoms.

Molecules in the darkness

leave only the light

in an infinitesimal absorption.

The subway runs over

art flying by

in flames of water color

“I am nothing,”

“I will become nothing,”

“You have met me

at the pinnacle of my demise.”

I let myself fall from Eden

(the bridge the river)

only,

if only…

no more white He said

only black

blackguard

blackbody

radiation.

Clarissa Keen

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