“nullius in verba” by Jake Tringali

To the experimentalists
crafting avant-garde biofilms
lifting the veil off the shy squirrely electron
trapping light in magnetic quicksand
torturing those tiny photons for observations
deftly wiring atomic transistors
mustering up quarks to color the void
wielding nanotubes and dye lasers and aerogels
cleansing their hands of grease and chemicals and sweat
touring the facility before
kneeling before the Gadget
To the experimentalists, I salute you

To the theorists
To the theorists, I salute you

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Born in Boston. Lived up and down the East Coast, then up and down the West Coast, now back in his home city. Runs rad restaurants. Thrives in a habitat of bars, punk rock shows, and a sprinkling of burlesque performers. Publications include The Manhattanville Review, Oddball Magazine, Rio Grande Review, and The Commonline Journal.


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