Space where air should be is
All around you, but no air.
A giant in the night, Orion gasps,
Athena laughs at him
And his empty pack -
All over the galaxy
Falling like brittle leaves
She reads the sky like braille
And translates it to Modern Japanese - in haiku.
Orion lumbers through the night,
His pride in knots all around his ankles.
The Pleiades are watching and giggling,
Athena still reciting poetry.
Tumbling over his moccasins, Orion lands
In the River Styx,
Only too glad to go home.
Life on Earth was
Too difficult to figure out. –