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Lanthanum: the
shoulders of giants

Janet Kuypers
9/28/21 (Twitter-length Periodic Table
poem for element #57, Lanthanum (La)
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People seldom remember actors
unless they take the lead.
You forget supporting roles;
they remain, escaping notice.
They lie hidden, and use their accuracy,
helping others to make everything strong.

When you see them through that lens,
your focus should suddenly sharpen on them.

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