Amplified

It travels hundreds of years to reach its destination,

only to become reflected. Deflected. Rejected.

Light, is a refugee: adaptable. Fearless. Inventive.

Having fled the war inside the helium core in a hurry,

all it could quickly grab was its warmth.

Unphased by the long journey ahead, it persists,

eventually falling into the arms of a leaf. An empty street. A smile.

George is an author, researcher, podcaster, chemist, molecular biologist and food scientist. You can follow him on Twitter @99blackbaloons , listen to his Spotify podcast George reads George, join his mailing list, or enjoy his books

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