The physicists in their studies
transcribe formulae that define reality.
Theirs is a cloistered yet secular tribe
that daily deals with strict duality.
Foremost, their math
must be made to agree, precisely,
with all that can be observed,
what we are able to see
they must not be unnerved.
To gain acceptance,
they are overseen
by peers and the harshly economic,
while pressured to find covenant
between the classical and the subatomic,
and, though they cannot see their superstring,
keep faith that it will answer everything.