The Sun in the Western Sky wondered why
Nature lets humans on its secrets to spy
As it exited from the horizon’s edge
Seeking new ways with Nature to merge.
Water molecules assembled in the Eastern Sky
And showed off their rainbows in bright display
With just the visible colors seen in the byplay
The rest being denied to the human eye
As if decreed by the Designer’s sigh.
In the twilight of the Sun’s parting strive
In his favorite park on Homestead drive
A lone witness roamed as a student of Zen
With occasional stops every now and then
To watch flying birds in formations anew
Amidst man’s own air displays as they flew.
As the genes in the region’s flora and fauna
Played their part in the drama of their own persona,
The lone witness reasoned if man might one day
Roam around atomic nuclei and share the holiday
Of the electrons in the light bulbs of halogen
In the park lights that just started to brighten.
Up from the Upward Sky
The rising Crescent wondered why.
Rao is a retired professor of medical physics and environmental health at Johns Hopkins University.