Until they discovered the atom
The physicists were in a mess,
Then Rutherford showed how to smash ’em,
And Science was a mystery less;
Electron and photon,
And neutron and proton,
All fitted the scheme,
Solved the puzzle a dream!
But now, once again, they are all in the dark,
For some silly bugger’s discovered the quark!
[The above was first published in the 1987 anthology We’re Coming For Your Telecom Shares].
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