Let’s Applaud The Scientists

Let’s Applaud The Scientists

Let's applaud the scientists

They’re my new heroes 

burrowing away 

in their laboratories 

it’s used to be the artists 

that’s who I’d wanted to be

dreaming of laurels  

but now 

it’s the scientists 

working through nights 

in white coats 

pouring things 

into test tubes 

methodically working 

it all out

they’re still 

mysterious to me 

I was never good 

at science in school

but now I see 

I should have tried

for it’s the Scientists 

that are 

the creators      

who can save us  

Catherine Whittaker