The valence electrons create an octet
With Coulomb's law dictating their net
Of systematic structure, a network divine
The beautiful lattice, forces benign.
Yet exceptions abound with uncertainty
To quantum electron position density
A function for orbitals that dictate probability
Of shifting motions creating dipole polarity
The bonding domains dictated by VSEPR
Dictate orientation of molecular structure.
The metal network's impenetrable mysteries
A glorious conducting surface, the sum of all histories...