Perils of modern living

H. P. Furth

From the San Francisco Chronicle, 1956:

A kind of matter directly opposed to the matter known on earth exists somewhere else in the universe, Dr. Edward Teller has said... He said there may be anti-stars and anti-galaxies entirely composed of such anti-matter. Teller did not describe the properties of anti-matter except to say there is none of it on earth, and that it would explode on contact with ordinary matter.

Perils of modern living

Well up beyond the tropostrata
There is a region stark and stellar
Where, on a streak of anti-matter,
Lived Dr. Edward Anti-Teller.

Remote from Fusion's origin,
He lived unguessed and unawares
With all is anti-kith and kin,
And kept macassars on his chairs.

One morning, idling by the sea,
He spied a tin of monstrous girth
That bore three letters: A. E. C.
Out stepped a visitor from Earth.

Then, shouting gladly o'er the sands,
Met two who in their alien ways
Were like as lentils. Their right hands
Clasped, and all the rest was gamma rays.