Orion

Image Source: http://jameswharris.wordpress.com/2008/04/12/virtual-astronomy/
Image Source: http://jameswharris.wordpress.com/2008/04/12/virtual-astronomy/

Every clear-sky pre-dawn morning he waits

Pretending not to see me

Standing in profile, arms outstretched

Weapon in hand, in combat

With some thing, but I think posing for

My benefit, pretending to enact

The battle of his life

Quite the fancy dresser

In his jewel-belted skirt

Up there sparkling away

My, it's early out today

I think, and turn from my dandy friend

As my own day I must begin

And wonder if he gets tired

Up there all night forever

But in the end my thoughts diverge

To parking the car and making my train

To my own job where I pose all day

Pretending

Comments 3 comments

rebekahELLE profile image

rebekahELLE 7 years ago from Tampa Bay

love it! how we forget that the heavens breathe life!


Tom Rubenoff profile image

Tom Rubenoff 7 years ago from United States Author

Thank you, Rebekah! :0)


ralwus 7 years ago

Wonderful prose Tom. Orion is my favorite constellation. It is so striking.

    Sign in or sign up and post using a HubPages Network account.

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No HTML is allowed in comments, but URLs will be hyperlinked. Comments are not for promoting your articles or other sites.


    More by this Author


    Click to Rate This Article
    working