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Ohm’s Law in the Age of the Bomb

by Corinna McClanahan Schroeder

  • Next to the ear’s auricle,
  • shake the pear of a burnt-
  • out incandescent bulb.
  • The coiled tungsten filament—
  • turned brittle and thinned
  • from white current hours,
  • our many offs and ons—
  • has detonated. Another bomb
  • let blow. Filament shards tink
  • like dampened bells inside.

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