The things she may think but may never say . . .
She would look at this picture blown out of proportion,
Seeing water on cotton think liquid absorption.
And those shoes, “How cute!” but she wouldn’t go mention,
That beading water to her is nice surface tension.
And here Gladys jumps with exhilaration,
Against gravity it’s called counter acceleration.
Here George sits up high, now this is special,
She jumps to conclusions and sees energy’s potential
When that potential is spent and he’s back on the ground,
George splashes and plays, romping around.
Then suddenly he sees George, where he never expects,
In a muddy Fall puddle, he learns light reflects.
So why did she go to the park on this day?
The truth is: fresh air, and to see the kids play.
We teach them to see through just one more lens:
Science and poetry, the importance of friends.
So who is this geek? Surely not I.
Well, I can’t really hide it. I don’t even try.
Authors note: Congratulations to Senator and soon-to-be President Obama. I also congratulate Senator McCain, and all of those who have helped both of you through this crazy campaign season. Thank you for your sacrifices to make this democracy work.