You Promised Me Death, Large Haldron* Collider{*spelling mistake:”Hadron”}

Alone in death
not pleasant

but they said
we’d die together
not alone.

Someone strung me along
talked of CERNities,
flying away with
Higgs bosons, and
the gravity of it all

Prepared a last meal,
mashed potatoes
smashing protons

But hysteria was wrong.
Disappointment.

No mashed potatoes
smashing protons,
I die alone
—- Douglas Gilbert
(Henry Le Châtelier)