Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Chemical Elements Poems 13: Dominating Lesser Airs

Noxious air, and lifeless
Yet it abides us here,
content to dominate lesser airs
and put bubbles in our stouts,
one part in fifty of our
lively bodies.

Liquid, it removes our warts,
enables our superconductors,
and cools our cameras
so our telescopes can see it,
on the surfaces of Triton and Pluto.


Amy said...

Nitrogen? ("Removes our warts" is my hint...)

Andy said...

Yep, got it in one!