the beautiful scientist and her husband by lucy tiven

the beautiful scientist and her husband

          he wore his funny Hawaiian shirt
like a sad clown         who had finally found a way out

          we are able to isolate photons!          Finally
after waiting so long   after only talking about them for years

her French was rapid & passionate
                    then almost indecipherable

I held up a green bean          & dangled it impolitely
                                        in front of her face     like a fern

          so she didn’t become   too illuminated to bear

I witnessed their failure to exchange looks in secret
by the piano players   & it was good to me
Lucy Tiven is a bridge burner and person of interest.