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Radioisotope blues

February 7, 2012

Got 'em.

RADIOISOTOPE BLUES

Got the isotope blues,
Radioisotope blues,
As the waves from the sea
Bring dying mammals to me,
That’s what from fission ensues —
Radioisotope blues!

Got the alpha-source blues,
So now I’m tryin’ to choose
What best to eat or avoid,
Dilemmas becquerelloid!
Rewrite your dinner menus —
Got the alpha-source blues!

Got the beta-source blues,
Like a long-burning fuse,
And don’t know where all the e-
Mitters have landed in me.
But how much have I to lose?
Got the beta-source blues!

Got the gamma-ray blues
From my hair to my shoes
As fallout leaving the air
Is raining down everywhere,
That’s the up-to-date news —
Got the gamma-ray blues!

Got the hemorrhage blues
While I forlornly peruse
The bruises forming in rows
Upon my fingers and toes.
As little blood vessels ooze —
Got the hemorrhage blues!

Radioisotope blues!
Guess I’m payin’ my dues
Just for believin’ that we
Would never reckon, you see,
For the Pu that we use —
Radioisotope blues!

Got isotope blues!

(c) 2012 David Ritchie

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