Monday, April 18, 2011

Chemical Elements Poems 18: Ointments and Amalgams

Eternal life did not come
to Qin Shi Huang Di.
The first matter was his last,
and messengers of silver water
would only bring company in misery,
not alchemy.

Ointments and amalgams,
you don't need a thermometer
to know how mad the hatter is.

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