Of Life and Ligands

I suck down the filtered calm,

rewind.

,mlac deretlif eht nwod kcus I

.espaler

Images go boom,

thoughts collapse.

Ribs crack and shoulder blades crumble.

Desperately clawing at my mind-well

trying not to hit

rock

bottom.

Forever falling?

Failing?

Faking?

Ligands lining up

anti-bonding orbitals

to coordinate to

a metal centre

spin perfect

phases just so

electron density

passing through.

A one in a million chance, billions of times over.

Impossibly minuscule,

meaningless,

but important.

So, in that perspective

We aren’t insignificant at all.

I’m not insignificant.

I was just looking at the wrong end

of the universe.

Every day

peaks and troughs like a fluorescence spectrum,

excitation and emission.

Quenched.

Revived.

So I, too,

will survive.

by Erin

http://www.youngwritersproject.org/node/71270

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