Salon limerick contest

Rhyming the news, five lines at a time

By Alex Halperin

Published March 31, 2013 2:59PM (EDT)

Salon's poet army takes on DOMA and the Higgs Boson

It's now known there's a boson named Higgs,

That creates both electrons and pigs.

So it really does matter,

How particles scatter.

Some by zags, yet still others by zigs.

Marilyn Hewitt

Media, Pa.

A justice named Antonin Scalia,
Was vexed by the very idea,
That gays want to wed,
"It's unchristian," he said.
But that actually sounds like Sharia.
Mike Moulton
Gainesville, Fla.


Though a mister and a mister want to marry,

DOMA made it incendiary.

If a miss and a miss,

Tie the knot with a kiss,

No one's shocked (except maybe Rick Perry).

Shirley Stuart

Berkeley, Calif.

Next week we’ll try something different. Stay tuned!

Alex Halperin

Alex Halperin is news editor at Salon. You can follow him on Twitter @alexhalperin.

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