(Lo, atomic number 119)
I’m leading a study, I need to assess
the half-life of Love and effects of excess.
My study comprises a cohort of one;
she Loved but she lost, and is rather undone.
She took a full dose, then a second and third;
she chose full immersion, she was undeterred.
She wasn’t concerned with the rate of decay
or the unstable properties Love might display.
The covalent bonds of her isotope’s atoms
were broken so sharply, it wobbled her stratums.
The subsequent oxidisation was fast;
she was thrown to the floor by the force of the blast.
The first phase a vivid release of emotion,
a radioactive, reactive commotion.
But such cataclysm has now given way
to a much slower, more stable beta decay.
Initial and brief observations suggest
that disintegration has slowed to a rest.
But when will the element be gone forever?
I’m pretty convinced that the answer is never.
26 May 2017