Used to be an atom

mass number about 10 stone

complete within itself

and happy to be alone


Reacted with another

what a big mistake

now I'm a negative ion

incomplete after the break


So, need to share electrons

with an atom that might be fond

enough to oblige in a little reaction

a little covalent bond


Someone I can talk to

but how can it stay platonic

when you've lost so many electrons

and you're feeling so ionic


Don't know if I'm Hydrogen,

Argon or Neon

all I know for certain

is that I won't survive alone


Some ions interact

with a couple at a time

but this one would be grateful

to have one to call as mine