The mole

(Reprint from Chem 13 News, February 1972, page 9.)

Name of author not given.

You say a mole is brown and furry

with eyes developed wrong,

You ask a chemist his description,

which is a different song.

A chemist’s mole is not of fur,

Nor is it very brown,

It comes in many varieties – square, oblong

or round.

The mole can stand for numbers, formulas
or items of everyday,

A mole of girls, a mole of boys, whatever

you wish to say.

Chemists indulge jubilantly,

solving problems it creates,

My brain finds problems no fun at all

pondering them till it aches.

02 am saying he wished he would have gone into meteorology so he could just get up and look at his shadow