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

plasma burning

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.


I have never wanted caution tape so badly in my life!!



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