Orion in Your Eyes

You came with Orion in
your eyes, sweeping me
into a brightly lit nebula.
My tears sprinkled among
your atmosphere, birthing

You came with warm breath,
exhaling oxidants. I, as fuel,
inhaled you, flaring heat and a
chain of exothermic reactions
CH4 + 2 O2 → CO2 + 2 H2O
+ energy.

You came with passion in
your lips, lingering near my
nape causing my skin to
smolder while exciting electrons
in a pure white frenzy of

Pamela A. Rossow


47 thoughts on “Orion in Your Eyes”

  1. Oh this is neat. I particularly love the insertion of the chemistry.
    However, the first verse had me hooked from the start. And particularly

    my tears sprinkled among
    your atmosphere birthing


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