In the future there will be
Neither Christmas nor Easter
Because no Christian civilization.
It is perhaps appropriate that Christianity,
An atomic religion, should have
Two main festivals - the first, corresponding
To the atom's proton aspect, a celebration
Of Christ's birth, and the second, corresponding
To its electron aspect, a celebration
Of His death and resurrection,
The death of the body and
The resurrection of the spirit.
Easter is more important than Christmas,
But not even that will survive
Into the future of a free-electron civilization,
Above and beyond all relativity!