Boson X

by Chris Rodgers

Clearing a space
on a desk piled in papers
you look at each one
just in case there’s something important
You come across an article
from last month that your wife
left for you about a new particle
they may have discovered – Boson X –
you know, bosons, the particles
that transmit the forces of nature?

It seems there’s a new one, and so too
a new force of nature
(on top of the one that causes piles of paper to form,
I think that one is gravity),
and you wonder at how you almost missed that news
that confirms once again how little you know,
and how you almost threw it out,
that news of a world
you didn’t suspect
hiding in scraps of your life

— from Juniper Volume 1, Issue 1