Beneath the whoosh
of the universal heartbeat,
I am an elemental particle,
a quark dancing, given names
like up, down, top, bottom
and my two favorites, strange and charm.
Two quarks bump into each other
in a Large Hadron Collider
and one says to the other, “I am strange"
and the other replies, "I am charm".
Which elemental particle am I,
the strange or the charm quark?
Will I give birth in the subatomic
explosion that comprises me,
to baryons and mesons?
Perhaps, I as an elemental
particle existing, have the Higgs
boson particle within me,
as definitive proof
of God, waiting to
yet be discovered.