Laws of Attraction

And while we’re on the theme of science, one more:

A Scientist’s Take on Marriage

“Chemistry—what is this chemistry
you always talk about,” he scoffs,
as he puffs on his pipe, his eye roving
to the headlines of today’s New York Times.
No one could understand better than he
the laws of attraction—
of quantum physics, anyway.
Unfazed, I blunder on. “You know…
when two people, like… click…
His right eyebrow shoots up,
speaking volumes.
No one could understand better than he
the laws of attraction—
he married my mom.
I await the final conversation-ending clincher
and am not disappointed.
“It only takes one, kiddo,” he proclaims
as he settles back with today’s headlines.

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