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Absolute Zero

Until today, I had the hope
That all the world's absurdities
Might be leached entirely
Of their heat, leaving them
Frozen strictly in the deep
Veins of lost memory.

But Wikipedia says,
As I've just read, that —
And I quote, "The kinetic
Energy of the ground state
Cannot be removed."

"The kinetic energy
Of the ground state
Cannot be removed."

No. Of course not.
What was I thinking.


I’ve retired after a career teaching law. I divide my time now between Athens, Georgia, in the States and the south coast of Ireland.