Monday, November 10, 2008

(i) Resveratrol

If staying drunk is what it takes
To live a longer, healthier life—
Call me a cab and c’mere, I love you.

(ii) Dark Matter

Einstein didn’t understand dark matter.
But we live in a time of wisdom and change,
And racism is less accepted in the scientific community.

(iii) Atomic Thesis

All matter is composed primarily of empty space.
So’s my thesis. I’m just following the laws of physics.

(iv) Synesthesia

Synesthesia is the blurring of the senses.
Like, your sense that no one loves you,
And your mother’s sense that, what, you don’t know any better than to pay full price for milk?

(v) Gravity

Gravity is always bringing me down. But it’s even worse in the Third World—
I hear the pull is stronger around the Equator.

(vi) Experimental Ethics

You must obtain informed consent to experiment on human subjects.
Unless you run a factory, or a country.

(vii) Omega-3’s

All the latest research shows, fish oil is really good for you.
Except when it causes you to slip and fall,
And your employer doesn’t have accident insurance.

(viii) Designer Drugs

Viagra has a lot of uses. It increases blood flow-–
So if you remove it from war zones, you get peace.

(ix) God Machine

Other people were afraid the God Machine would create black holes
And suck the life out of existence. Not me—I’m pretty sure
The government’s got that covered.

Katelyn Sack is a writer, musician, and painter currently residing in Charlottesville. Her art has been displayed in numerous venues, and her writing has appeared or is pending publication in Timothy McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, The Science Creative Quarterly, and Opium Magazine. She would like a book deal, please.

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