Albert Goldbarth, ‘The Sciences Sing a Lullabye’ (1948)

Albert Goldbarth, ‘The Sciences Sing a Lullabye’ 

Physics says: go to sleep. Of course
you’re tired. Every atom in you
has been dancing the shimmy in silver shoes
nonstop from mitosis to now.
Quit tapping your feet. They’ll dance
inside themselves without you. Go to sleep.