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They were hydrogen.

He was nucleus

stable, self-contained,

she was electron

buzzing-surround

caught by attraction

held firmly in place

unable to split.

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©  1982, 2017  Betty Hayes Albright

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(re-post of a poem written in 1982)

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No one went to stop the fire

all were singing in the choir

praying for the end of drought

no one put the fire out.

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 (c) 2015 Betty Hayes Albright
 

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(photo from Wikipedia)

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Geologists warn,
officials ignore,
give out permits anyway.

Don’t worry,
build your homes out there,
the mountain side
could never slide
that far.

But it did.

And now the fingers
start to point
as they always do.
And to the victims
all the points are moot.

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© 2014 Betty Hayes Albright

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Thoughts and prayers to all the victims and their families

after the huge, deadly landslide north of us

in Oso, Washington.

As of 4-25-2014: 41 dead, 2 still missing.

 

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