Polymer Journal #1

siting:

https://www.cmu.edu/gelfand/education/k12-teachers/polymers/natural-synthetic-polymers/

https://www.quora.com/How-do-natural-and-synthetic-polymers-differ

Polymer Background Info. Pdf

http://www.thefreedictionary.com/monomer

http://www.madehow.com/Volume-2/Polyester.html

http://www.wisegeek.org/how-is-nylon-made.htm#dippdyouknowout

http://www.madehow.com/Volume-1/Rayon.html

http://www.middleschoolchemistry.com/standards/ngss/chapter6/lesson12

images:

Piktochart

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Old Bike, New Place

Hutong Bike, 10

Photo by: Jim Fidler

Poem by: Annie

 

Old bike, new place

 

For 10 years the bike was ridden

Yet 10 rotations of the seasons

The bike aged

The Hutong reborn

 

The ragged bike

Once wheeling across old Beijing

Had miles and miles of road covered

Left outside, enduring rain and storm

Overloaded with groceries

In the delicate wire front basket

The tires are flat

The hinges are crackling

The seat is broken

 

For the Hutong though

No more shabby walls

But more running taps

With flowing clear cool water

More concrete roads

Without razor-edged rocks

 

The renewals might also be done

To the rusty bike