I went with some friends to a fusion power plant tour at Culham Science Centre to see some particle colliders last Wednesday and feel I must express the experience in verse.
tubes and spirals of magnetic ghost traces and flashing brilliance of
shooting electrons from a pea gun in
frozen Helium pellets
tubes and spirals of metal feeding electrons in, neutrons out
metal diamond signs
with bold, stern letters
tritium caution tape
eager robot hands work as we watch
in yellow hard hats.