The Higgs Boson Is Our Only Good Vibration

by Allison Leigh

Sure, we're impatient for the good
new vibes of tomorrow. We have time

but the clock ticks like spiders creeping
toward an amoral prison, our only fault
our one known life, our only life what

we elicit laboriously from frozen memory.

Not being in the best circumstance for this
kind of disaster only leads us to believe

we are better, we are brighter. Only we are

the bad vibes, the manic vibes
making the worst designs, and space is
not a blanket but a wishing well, and everything else

being what it is: what we will never be.