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Sing Muse and Bring Us Your Best Science Poetry

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Left brain, right brain, BS! Today we are uniting the arts and the sciences, which means that we want your best science-based poetry. Haiku, sonnet, free verse—even the lowly limerick. All are welcome.


Here’s an attempt of my very own:

Water seems simple

But drink too much, too quickly

And get water drunk.

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Sex isn’t just for me and you.
Why, those valence electrons, they do it too.
But while we can get in snug and tight,
Those inner electrons put up quite a fight.
So when condoms cause some consternation,
Spare a thought for orbital shielding and penetration.