Kieren King & Dan Poole: This Is Science

Here's another quick-response poem with the title This Is Science from Manchester's Experimental Words pairing session, following on from this one by Elise and Pippa. Read poet Kieren King and Dr. Daniel Poole's delicious(?) response to the prompt!

This is science
Close your eyes
Touch it
Breathe it in through your nose
Smell it
What does it taste like?
Marmite and cheese?
Whiskey and milk?
Hot and wet?
Cold and dry?
Break it down
Examine the grain of sand
To know the beach
The teardrop
To know the mind
The volume of silence
This is science
Close your eyes
Touch it.

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