A poem from the Tom Paine's Ghost was selected to be published in the annual anthology - The Open Laboratory - the best writing on science blogs. A special thanks to Scicurious and the entire panel of judges for their combined aesthetic powers. Perusing the top 50 posts reveals some truly beautiful expression being cast into the universe. A venerable Smörgåsbord of creativity for all who crave novelty. I am honored to be a part of this free endeavor.