THE SHEER POWER OF LIGHT AND THOUGHT
Regard the radiometer – a toy
as well as scientific instrument,
a vacuum bulb with racing flags inside,
an inverse top that spins with endless joy
and makes the photon’s power evident
with one absorbing, one reflecting side.
Requiring no battery or plug,
the particle-waves providing power
inspire awe and imagination,
though most, by far, would dismiss with a shrug
explanations that might take an hour
which delve into “thermal transpiration.”
Suffice to say, not beating that dead horse,
things lacking mass can still exhibit force.