Winter 1986 • Vol. VIII No. 1 PoetryJanuary 1, 1986 |

Catalyst

I have used them for years,Have bought them,On occasion have made them. I understand their roleIn the laboratory,In the body. A catalyst's life is long.Unless mishandled,It does not age. A caveat:Most chemical reactions also take place without catalysts:Just apply more heat, exert more pressure, use more time. I have little time,Hate pressure,Feel cold when alone. Do I want an emotional catalyst—Invariably producing the same result,Lasting indefinitely, if handled with caution? I've seen no books on this topic,I've read no papers in this field,But I'm not rushing to the library. Back to the lab. Boredom terrifies me.

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