This Is Just To Say

(with apologies to William Carlos Williams)

by Lon Prater

I have knocked over
the laser spectrometer
that was in
the lab

and which
you were probably
for research

Forgive me
it made such racket
so colorful
and so loud

Copyright © 2005, Lon Prater

Laser Spectrometer

In addition to fiction and poetry writing, Lon Prater edits Neverary , a webzine for speculative fiction writers. His fiction has been Honorably Mentioned in Year's Best Horror & Fantasy as well as placed as a Finalist in the Writers of the Future contest. From here on out, he promises to be more careful around laser spectrometers.

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Image of ASTID laser spectrometer courtesy of NASA/JPL