The Particle

I won’t pretend I know anything
about physics,

or the Higgs Boson,
or where mass comes from

but I do know
(cos I’ve seen the simulations)

that it looks like someone’s been let loose
with a broken spirograph. Remember

they’ve been looking for so long
and now they say it fits the profile

of something
they dreamt up fifty years ago.

Just think how often they get it wrong
and they did say ‘it might be’ and ‘it looks like’

and the last I heard they were
‘doing further tests’.

This would-be, could-be little flash of fire
ignites our interest,

just like a shooting star
we almost saw.