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180th Weekly Poetry Contest winner: The Music of Particle Physics

by Bruce Boston

is absolutely relative,
precise and differential,
linear and curved.

When you listen more
and more carefully
to its progressive
chord progressions

and calculated harmonics,
its convoluted waves
of sound grow more
particulate and fanciful,

with strange notes and
a stranger resonance,
like a room filled
with milling strangers

at a crowded party
you begin to wonder
whether or not you
should have attended,

where no one can find
the host or tell you
exactly what’s in
the hors d'oeuvres.

appeared in Asimov's SF

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