Saturday, April 9, 2011

Chemical Elements Poems 9: Three haiku for Kimberly

Like bismuth except
it's completely unstable,

Curie discovered,
named it after her homeland.
It makes air glow blue.

Workers in Russia
used it to heat lunar craft
and kill dissidents.

1 comment:

Amy said...

Lovely. The end--"and kill dissidents"--is shocking and well done.

BTW--polonium! Marie Curie is one of my childhood idols.