Expelled from solution

hardened by the loneliness

I saw you finally, uncloaked


Revealing yourself in pure white diamonds

desperate to attract

waiting to be tamed by water again


Become brine, sweat and tears again

Abandoning the diamond castle

for a life in anonymous ubiquity

(from the poetry collection Poems for a Planet Running Out of Time)



George is a chemist, molecular biologist and food scientist. You can follow him on Twitter @99blackbaloons , join his mailing list, or read his books:

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